Amebic Dysentry

 

 

Description:
Amebic dysentery (also called gastrointestinal amebiasis) is an attack of diarrhea caused by a parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite infects and damages the stomach and intestine, this causes the symptoms. People usually catch the parasite by drinking dirty water or eating contaminated food. The parasite is usually found outside the United States and Western Europe, but can be caught anywhere where there is unclean water or food. In rare cases, the parasite can spread through the blood to the lung, liver, brain, and other organs. If you have anal sex, amebic dysentry can also be caught from your sexual partner.

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Symptoms:
Symptoms usually begin 2-4 weeks after infection, but sometimes they can start months later. Some people who become infected with this parasite have no symptoms. Most people who catch the parasite will have:

Stomach cramps
Stomach tenderness (soreness)
Diarrhea (10-12 small bowel movements per day)
Bloody diarrhea (because the parasite damages the intestines causing bleeding)
Mucus in the diarrhea (mucus is a slippery thick liquid)
Sickness (feeling sick, being sick)
Slight fever (in some cases)

In more serious cases the diarrhea can be serious and you may need to stay in hospital to recieve intravenous fluids. Other symptoms include:

Fever
Back pain
Tiredness

These symptoms can last for months and infrequently lead to peritonitis and other dangerous complications. Another danger exists in the form of a penetration of amœbas into the blood system, from where they are transported into the liver and in infrequent cases into other organs as well. This then causes life-threatening amebic abscesses, which lead to pain and high fever without diarrhea symptoms.

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Tests needed for diagonisis:

An infection of the gastrointestinal tract can be determined by a microscopic examination of the stool, even if no symptoms are present.
Your doctor will ask about your medical history and examine you. Your stool (diarrhea) will need to be tested and you will be asked to collect three or more samples to see if you have the parasite before medicine is given. Return the stool samples as soon as possible as the best test results come from fresh stool.

Modern Treatment:
In most cases your doctor will give you pills to kill the parasite that causes amebic dysentery. For mild cases, the medicine is taken for 5-10 days. Your doctor might give you an injection. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant.

Most people will only need one type of medicine. It is important that you take all the pills given to you by your doctor in order to get rid of the parasite. If the parasite spreads beyond the intestine, you may need 6-12 months of treatment. Very rarely, surgery is needed for an infection that spreads outside the intestine. Your doctor will want to recheck your stool at 1, 3, and 6 months after treatment to make sure all the parasites are gone.

Ayurvedic Treatment:

For Amebic dysentry, Ulcerativive colitiss : Vetpalai pattai 30gm + Mambaruppu 15gm kassayam morning and evening. Masikkai 1gm powder. Kaduukaipoo 1gm powder to eat in fruit juice. AVK eat one tablets 2 times per day. Kilanelli eat one tablets 2 times per day.

Homeopathic treatment for Amebic Dysentry

Natural Remedies for Parasites

COMMON AYURVEDIC HERBS & MINERALS

Dos

Do drink lots of fluids like water, so you don’t lose too much water from diarrhea
Do shower after each bowel movement and wash very carefully with soap and warm water
Do sit in a bathtub filled with warm water for 10-15 minutes after showering as this can help any pain
Do call your doctor right away if you have a high fever, lots of bloody diarrhea, very bad stomach pain, or pain in the right upper side of your stomach
Do practice safe sex as your sexual partner could catch this illness from you. Either you or your sexual partner should wear a latex condom until your doctor confirms that you are better. Ask your doctor for advice about what else you can do to avoid spreading amebic dysentery as an STD

Don’t
Don’t stop taking your medicine or change your dosage because you feel better unless your doctor says you should do so. It is important that you take all the pills given to you by your doctor in order to kill the parasites.

Recovery Time

With treatment, most people get better in 10-20 days.

What you should do to stop it from happening again?
Take all the medicine given to you by your doctor in order to kill the parasites. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom. If you go to a place that does not have clean water you should only drink bottled water, boiled water, or canned/bottled soda. Don’t have ice in your drinks or eat ice cream.

Prevention:

Always eat good food and drink hygienic water.
Don’t swim in fresh water outside the US or Western Europe, or in dirty pools. Make sure all food is well cooked to kill parasites. If you are sexually active, your partner could catch this illness from you, or you could catch it from your partner. Ask your doctor for advice about how to stop this from happening and practice safe sex. If one of you is infected, either you or your sexual partner should wear a latex condom.

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.

Further information on amebic dysentery can be found from:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30333

Tel: (800) 311-3435 (toll free)

Tel: (404) 639-3534

Website: http://www.cdc.gov

Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.

Resources:

http://www.firstconsult.com/fc_home/public/?urn=com.firstconsult/1/103/1037290

http://www.fit-for-travel.de/en/krankheiten/am_dysentery.htm

http://www.herbalking.in/diseases.htm#Amebic

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