Is vibrio parahaemolyticus infection painful?

V.parahemolyticus. V.Parahemolyticus is often associated with a history of seafood ingestion or wounds in sea water. Unfortunately, conventional antibiotic therapy does not shorten the course of hemolytic or dysenteric illness (painful for some). As in all diarrheal diseases, the key is adequate rehydration. If diarrhea persists more than 5 days, patients may benefit from treatment with tetracycline or a quinolone.

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

Vibrio parahemo... Generally supportive treatment is sufficient, i.e. Replacing fluids to prevent dehydration from diarrhea fluid loss. Antibiotics may be used in prolonged cases. Which antibiotic (tetracycline/ampicillin/ciprofloxacin) depends on the microbe's antibiotic sensitivity pattern. Read more...
A number of drugs. V parahaemolyticus, usually acquired from eating raw shellfish, can be treated with a drug like either Ciprofloxacin or doxycycline. Read more...

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

V. parahemolyticus. Vibrio parahemolyticus is often associated with a history of seafood ingestion or wounds in sea water. Unfortunately, conventional antibiotic therapy does not shorten the course of hemolytic or dysenteric illness. As in all diarrheal diseases, the key is provision of adequate rehydration. If diarrhea persists more than 5 days, patients may benefit from treatment with tetracycline or a quinolone. Read more...

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. Is that ok?

Let your doctor know. It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs to hear from you. The two most important pieces of information upon which a physician bases his diagnosis and treatment plan is 1) patient history and 2) physical exam. Thanks in advance for helping us help you, so call or e-mail him/her soon. Read more...