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What are the symptoms of cholera disease? What are the prevention should be taken for it.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
What are the symptoms of cholera disease?
What are the prevention should be taken for it.
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As"per your clinical history is concerned the common symptoms for this disease is Diarrhea,Nausea and vomiting and Dehydration. For prevention you can do like this - 1)Wash hands with soap and water frequently, especially after using the toilet and before handling food. Rub soapy, wet hands together for at least 15 seconds before rinsing. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 2)Drink only safe water, including bottled water or water you've boiled . Use bottled water even to brush your teeth. Hot beverages are generally safe, as are canned or bottled drinks, but wipe the outside before you open them. 3)Eat food that's completely cooked and hot and avoid street vendor food, if possible. If you do buy a meal from a street vendor, make sure it's cooked in your presence and served hot. 4)Avoid raw or improperly cooked fish and seafood of any kind.Stick to fruits and vegetables that you can peel yourself, such as bananas, oranges and avocados. Stay away from salads and fruits that can't be peeled, such as grapes and berries. 5)Be wary of dairy foods, including ice cream, which is often contaminated, and unpasteurized milk. Hope that helps
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HI, I want to know Why tetracycline use in cholera though diarrhoea is major side effect?

MBBS(Gold Medalist), MD - Internal Medicine, PGP - Diabetes, CC Diabetes
Diabetologist, Ghaziabad
HI, I want to know Why tetracycline use in cholera though diarrhoea is major side effect?
tetracycline is the drug of choice for the pathogen causing cholera. diarrhoea may be the side effect but is not very frequent
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What are the symptoms of cholera. How can we prevent ourselves from this disease.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What are the symptoms of cholera. How can we prevent ourselves from this disease.
Key symptoms are diarrhoea and dehydration. Rarely, shock and seizures may occur in severe cases. People may experience: Pain areas: in the abdomen or rectum Gastrointestinal: severe diarrhoea, watery diarrhoea, nausea, severe vomiting, or vomiting Whole body: dehydration, fever, hunger, or water-electrolyte imbalance Also common: cramping, dry mouth, fast heart rate, insufficient urine production, leg cramps, sleepiness, or weight loss Prevention is by consuming clean food and water.
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