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Amoebic Dysentery

Information about Amoebic Dysentery

We Have to Know about the Amoebic Dysentery

  • Intestinal amebiasis is an infection of the large intestine
  • Caused by microscopic one-celled parasites commonly known as an amoeba
  • Because these parasites live in the large intestine, they travel in the feces of infected people and can contaminate water supplies in places where sanitation is poor
  • The parasite can contaminate fruits and vegetables grown in areas where human feces are used as fertilizer. They can be transferred on the dirty hands of infected people who don’t wash their hands often or correctly

Causes of Amoebic Dysentery

  • Once amoeba enters the mouth, they travel through the digestive system and settle in the large intestine. Harmless strains of the parasite live there without causing damage. These amoebae may invade the wall of the intestine, leading to amoebic dysentery

Do’s and Don’ts of Amoebic Dysentery

  • Avoid intake of doubtful water or food, hand wash before eating

Signs & Symptoms of Amoebic Dysentery

  • Mild pain and gurgling sounds in the lower abdomen, along with two or three loose stools daily
  • In severe cases high fever, severe abdominal pain and 10 or more episodes of diarrhea daily. Typically, this diarrhea is watery or contains blood and mucus

Medical advice for Amoebic Dysentery

  • See your doctor whenever you have continuing diarrhea, especially if it contains blood and mucus
  • If you have severe abdominal pain, especially in the right upper side, and a fever, visit a doctor the same day
  • When you have non-bloody diarrhea that is frequent and symptoms of dehydration such as dizziness, See your doctor

Risk factors of Amoebic Dysentery

  • Poor sanitary conditions

Treatment for Amoebic Dysentery

  • Medications[metronidazole]

Self-care for Amoebic Dysentery

  • Hand wash, avoid eating contaminated food

Investigations for Amoebic Dysentery

  • Stool Test
  • an antibody blood test or confirmation
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