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All You Need To Know About Amoebic Dysentery.

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Amoebic dysentery leads to severe diarrhea with blood. It is an intestinal infection.
There are between 120 and 165 million worldwide cases of Shigella infection each year. Out of these, one million are fatal and over 60 percent of these fatalities are children under 5-years old residing in developing countries. [1]
Poor sanitation allows contamination of:
- Drinking water
- Food with feces.
The protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amoebic dysentery. This is where amoebic dysentery transmitted. Up to 40% of people with diarrhea in such areas may have amoebic dysentery.


Symptoms


Symptoms may include chills, fever, bloody diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and fatigue.
In some cases, even ulcers might develop


Treatment


Self-care:
- Drink water from only reliably sourced water, such as bottled water.
- Clean the top of the rim of every water bottle before drinking and.
- Ensure that food is thoroughly cooked.
- Use purified water to clean your teeth.


- Avoid ice cubes.


- Drink plenty of fluid to replace lost fluids from the body.
Medications:
Drugs to kill the parasites may be prescribed. Follow-up drugs may also be given to ensure that all parasites are eradicated. IV drips may also be recommended to replace fluid in the body and prevent dehydration.


Specialist:
Sometimes the infection can spread into the bloodstream and infect other organs. Hence, it is best to consult a specialist in case of Amoebic dysentery. At mfine you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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