Doctors for Dysentery in Victoria Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Dysentery is a condition that causes the inflammation of the intestines and affects the colon specifically. It can lead to loose motions or diarrhoea with blood or mucus discharge. It can be of two types: bacillary or amoebic. Dysentery is caused by bacteria or protozoan. The symptoms include fever, nausea, loose motions, fatigue and pain in the abdomen.
HOW IS DYSENTERY DIAGNOSED?
If a doctor suspects dysentery, a stool sample usually will be required for analysis. For bacterial infections such as shigella, the diagnosis is made by culture of the stool. An antibody blood test helps to confirm the diagnosis of amoebic dysentery or liver abscess.
HOW IS DYSENTERY TREATED?
Depending on the cause of the dysentery, a general physician will treat this disease will be treated with amoebicidal drugs or antibiotics. Antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or TMP-SMX are usually prescribed only if the case of bacillary dysentery is very severe. Oral rehydration therapy is vital in this disease to prevent dehydration and maintain fluids in the body.
DID YOU KNOW?
Untreated dysentery can lead to severe dehydration. Severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can result in shock or coma and may be life-threatening. The symptoms of severe dehydration such as confusion, lethargy, loss of consciousness, cold skin, or decreased urine output require immediate medical help.