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how would i describe the diseases : african sleeping sickness, and amebic dysentery (wnat are the two parasite?

African sleeping sickness is caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei gambiense or rhodesiense depending on the location in Africa. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly. It initially is bloodborne but progresses to the CNS.

Amoebic dysentary is caused by Entamoeba histolytica, which of course is a protozoan amoeba. You usually get this from contaminated water/food washed with contaminated water.  (+ info)

what is amebic dysentery?

is it a virus or bacteria? where in the body does it attack?

It's neither. It's a parasite called Entamoeba histolytica.
Amebiasis is contracted by consuming contaminated food or water containing the cyst stage of the parasite. It can also be spread by person-to-person contact. The mild form of amebiasis includes nausea, loose stools, weight loss, abdominal tenderness and occasional fever. Rarely, the parasite will invade the body beyond the intestines and cause a more serious infection, such as a liver abscess.

Specific antibiotics such as metronidazole can be prescribed by a doctor to treat amebiasis.  (+ info)

a protozoa which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

entamoeba histolytica  (+ info)

how is amebic dysentery spread?

I looked this up on the link below and copied it for you .


Amoebic dysentery (or amebic dysentery) is caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.

Amoebic dysentery is transmitted through contaminated food and water. Dysentery can also be spread by contaminated hands, from toddlers, because of their poor hygiene and close contact with other toddlers. From ingestion, the infecting organisms move into the intestines via the stomach. Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools and spread if whoever touches them does not sanitize their hands. There are also free amoebae, or trophozoites, that do not form cysts.

Amoebic dysentery is well known as a "traveler's dysentery" because of its prevalence in developing nations, or "Montezuma's Revenge" although it is occasionally seen in industrialized countries. Liver infection, and subsequent amoebic abscesses can occur. It is caused mainly by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebic dysentery can be treated with metronidazole========  (+ info)

Can you get dysentery from soapy dishes that are not rinsed thoroughly?

My husband and mother think you can get a stomach ailment if all the soap is not rinsed off dishes? Is this true. I tried researching on line and no where does it say dysentery is caused by clean soapy water.

Absolutely not. Dysentery is most commonly caused by a bacterial infection and washed dishes aren't going to have them in sufficient numbers to cause it.

In any case, dysentery in a modern Western-style country is really rare and the only victims I've ever seen contracted it in Third World countries.

In practice if you touch the dishes after washing them and have unwashed faecally contaminated hands, you could give the diner diarrhoea. Likewise, if you dry the dishes with an unwashed cloth it could be so loaded with pathogenic bacteria that it could make the diner very unwell. Even then, diarrhoea is very different in severity to dysentery.

The worst that may happen with a soapy dish is that an excess of soapy deposits could cause a stomach upset, but you'd need there to be so much soap that it would make the food completely unpalatable.  (+ info)

I have dysentery, what should I do to ease the stomach pain?

A few days ago i got dysentery. I threw up a bit, got a short fever, and got diarrhea (im not gonna give ya details for your sake. =P). But worst of all is the stomach pain. Sometimes it hurts so much I feel like screaming. My uncle, who's a doctor who specializes in diseases like this, gave me these stomoch pills. He said to take two of them if my stomach really hurts. But other than that, what should I do to ease the pain?

Stomach pain how terrible!!! The best thing to do is to keep the mid section of your body warm. Drink luke-warm boiled water and sip it. It may sound crazy but even after a diarrhea attack still eat and drink but in small amounts. Your body loses so much water, and your stomach never stops creating acid. Your stomach needs food constantly to break down or else it will eat away at the lining and make your cramps even worse. if you take pain killers make sure you have something to eat before you take them or else they have a real bad effect. Lie down and have a hot water bottle or an electric blanket on. Make sure there`s nothing around that stresses you out. Take note of your breathing listen to your self breathe, think of yourself floating away to somewhere nice. Usually digestive disorders are all due to stress of some kind. So you might wanna find what your overdoing or lacking. Sip some peppermint or chamomile tea anything containing caffeine is not good for stomach cramps. Even if you are in alot of pain try and repeat to yourself I can get through this..Oh and as someone else suggested take some Mylanta that really helps! After a diarrhea attack follow this diet

The BRAT diet


If you follw this diet your stomach should settle....All the best  (+ info)

What is amoebic dysentery and how do you cure it?

I went to Mexico and come back in bad pain. Doc says that this is what I got, but I am too embarresed to ask what it is?

straight from wikipedia:

Dysentery is an illness involving severe diarrhea that is often associated with blood in the feces. It is caused by ingestion of food containing bacteria, causing a disease in which inflammation of the intestines affect the body significantly. There are two major types: shigellosis, which is caused by one of several type of Shigella bacteria; and amoebic dysentery, which is caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.

Amoebic dysentery is transmitted by contaminated water, and is well known as a "travellers dysentery" because of its prevalence in developing nations, or "Montezuma's Revenge" (particularly in Mexico), although it is occasionally seen in industrialized countries. Liver infection, and subsequent amoebic abscesses can occur. It can be treated with metronidazole or related azole drugs.

In adults, dysentery caused by bacteria usually subsides spontaneously. But in children, and other vulnerable groups, the condition can be treated with antibiotics. However, Shigella dysenteriae type 1 (Sd1) has, in recent years, become increasingly resistant to drug treatments. Among people who have become dehydrated as a result of the disease, the key is to replenish their fluid stocks as quickly as possible. This can be done using oral rehydration salts or intravenous fluids. Amoebic dysentery is usually treated with a combination of drugs. These include an amoebicide to kill the parasite, an antibiotic to treat any associated bacterial infection, and a drug to combat infection of the liver and other tissues. Aslo herbal methods are useful to.  (+ info)

How to get recovery from chronic dysentery. Please advice?

My age is 35 years. I've been suffering with chronic dysentery. As a result of this dysentery, my health is being weak. I feel always nervous. I fail to work properly due to my weakness. When I use toilet, I evacuate stool with mucous. Please advice how to get recovery immediately from this bad disease.
Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Amebiasis is infection with Entamoeba histolytica. It is commonly asymptomatic, but mild diarrhea to severe dysentery may occur. Extraintestinal infections include liver abscesses. Diagnosis is by identifying E. histolytica in stool specimens or by serologic tests. Treatment for symptomatic disease is with metronidazole or tinidazole followed by paromomycin or other drugs active against cysts in the lumen.
Complications of Amebiasis:-
* Liver abscess
* Medication side effects, including nausea
* Spread of the parasite through the blood to the liver, lungs, brain, or other organs
Colon cancer often causes no symptoms until it has reached a relatively advanced stage. Thus, many organizations recommend periodic screening for the disease with fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy.
Consult a Gastro enterologist.
Please see the web pages for more details on Dysentery and Colorectal cancer.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of chronic Dysentery?

What are the symptoms of chronic Dysentery?
And why doesn't it always appear in stool test?
Mine appeared "cysts" what does this mean?
And I saw a small worm in the poo...
And can it cause through time if left untreated??
And what sort of antibiotics should I take?
I’ve been suffering for 3 month now plz anybody heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp

Here are some of the symptoms
# Abdominal pain
# Tenesmus
# Bloody stool
# Mucus in stool
# Intestine inflammation
# Colon inflammation
# Nausea
# Vomiting
# Abdominal cramping
# Fever
If you want to know more you could go on http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/d/dysentery/symptoms.htm  (+ info)

Any way to cure puking and dysentery?

I woke up this morning puking then and now I have dysentery and I am still puking. Any cures? Please help!

Hi Soccer chick.

Vomiting and diarrhoea are normal and healthy ways for the body to get rid of unacceptable things. It is clear you have either taken foods or drinks which are not compatible with your system. If you avoid the offending substances your diarrhoea and vomiting will settle down without any medications.

However, if you need medications please go to your pharmacist and ask for any anti emetic. Anti emetics are group of medications which help control vomiting. Maxolon is one such example.

Ask for anti diarrhoeals for your diarrhoea. Lomotil is one such example.  (+ info)

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