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How to Treat Dysentery ?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The treatment of dysentery aims at:

  • Removing the faecal and toxic matter from the intestines
  • Alleviating the painful symptoms
  • Stopping the virulence of the bacteria
  • Promoting the healing of the ulcer.

Here are a few treatments to go ahead with treating this disease in its acute form.

  • The patient should fast as long as acute symptoms are present, where he should intake only orange juice and water. Alternatively, the patient should also subsist on buttermilk till the acute symptoms are over, since buttermilk combats offending bacteria and helps establishment of helpful microorganisms in the intestines.
  • The patient may also be given small doses of castor oil, since this acts as a mild prerogative and facilitates quicker removal of offensive matter, minimizes the strain during motion and also acts as a lubricant to the ulcerated surfaces.
  • The removal of accumulated poisonous matter should be attempted by giving very low-pressure enema, twice or thrice daily.
  • The patient should also take complete bed rest as movement induces pain and aggravates distressing symptoms.
  • A hot water bag may also be applied over the abdomen.


Types of Dysentry

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Dysentery could be categorized into two major types namely:

  • Bacillary dysentery: Bacillary dysentery is caused by Shigella bacteria and might turn into deadly epidemic. Mostly children are infected by this bacteria and mortality rate is also high for infants. In adults this dysentery usually peters out rapidly; however, doctor’s intervention is necessary in order to thwart the recurrence.
  • Amebic dysentery: Amebic dysentery is caused by Entamoeba histolytica. Amebic dysentery is comparatively infrequent. This type of dysentery is quite prevalent in the area where human excrement is frequently used as fertilizer. Dirty hands, poor cleaning habit, unwashed or poorly washed hands and utensils used for serving and consuming food items might also lead to this disease.


Causes of Dysentry

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here is a list of causes that lead to dysentery:

  • Dysentery is caused by amoebae, which are tiny organisms that exist as parasites and are spread through contaminated food and water when either is swallowed. By consuming contaminated food, they move into the intestines via the stomach. Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts, which can be found in feces and spread if whoever touches it does not wash their hands.
  • Disease causing germs can cause dysentery. The germs, which are supposed to cause this disease, develop in the colon only as a result of disintegration of excessive quantities of animal protein food, fried substances, too-spiced foods and hard-to-digest fatty substances.
  • The real cause of dysentery is thus dietary indiscretion and eating of excessive amounts of meat or fish in hot weather or tropical climate, which is unsuitable to the digestion of such foods.
  • Other causes include debility, fatigue, and chill, lowered vitality, intestinal disorders and overcrowding under unsanitary conditions.


What is Dysentry : An Overview

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Dysentery is a serious condition affecting the large intestine caused by two organisms, protozoa and bacilli. The former is generally known as amoebic dysentery and the latter as bacillary dysentery. An attack of amoebic dysentery is milder in comparison with bacillary dysentery. But while bacillary dysentery can respond quickly to treatment, amoebic dysentery is very difficult for the patient to get rid of this dysentery.

Dysentery is characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the bowel, which is a colic pain in the region of the abdomen and passing of liquid or semi-formed stools with mucus and blood.