Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Yes. Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective.

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How do you get bacterial dysentery?

Fecal contamination. Fecal contamination of food and drink is the usual way for acquiring the causative organisms.

What is the definition or description of: bacterial dysentery?

See below. Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigella, enteroinvasive e. Coli and campylocbacter.

Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Developing countries. Shigellosis is endemic throughout the world where it is held responsible for some 120 million cases of severe dysentery with blood and mucus in the stools, the overwhelming majority of which occur in developing countries and involve children less than five years of age. About 1.1 million people were estimated to die from shigella infection each year, with 60% of the deaths occurring in children un.

What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

Culture and toxin. Stool is tested by culture and for the presence of toxins, e.g.C diff toxin.

Describe the features of bacterial dysentery.?

Diarrhea. Bacterial dysentery is serious and can be life threatening. It would present with persistent diarrhea, sometimes bloody. It is almost always responsive to appropriate antibiotics.

How to do differential diagnosis between ameobic and bacterial dysentery? And also recommend me good diagnosis book to study?

Ameba vs bacteria. Bacterial dysentery may be self limited- sometimes caused by shigella in unhygienic places. Ameoba dysentery is an infection of the intestine (gut) caused by Entamoeba histolytica, which, among other things, can cause severe diarrhoea, through contaminated food and water. It is from Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools and spread to whoever touches it.