Amoebiasis, a parasitic infection caused by the organism called Entamoeba histolytica. It is usually spread by contaminated food and water. The common symptoms are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fatigue, rectal pain, and sudden weight loss. It is treated by taking Metronidazole and Tinidazole.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old female. I was seen at the weekend by the emergency doctor and was diagnosed with bowel infection. I was rehydrated and given IV Paracetamol and sent home with oral antibiotics - Flagyl 400 mg thrice daily and Tavanic 500 mg twice daily. I followed a diet of fluids on... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your history and would like to tell you that Flagyl (Metronidazole) and Tavanic (Levofloxacin) generally cover the bacterial and amoebic causes of dysentery. If I were your physician, I would have suggested you continue the antibiotic course for f... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male suffering from chronic amebiasis for the past two to three years. I had tried Flagyl (Metronidazole ), Fasigyn (Tinidazole ), Ciplox-TZ, Oflox-OZ, Bandy and many other ayurveda medicines. But, nothing seems improved. So, could you provide any other drug? Pleas... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What are the symptoms? Which abdominal organs are affected? Do you have any recent radiological or laboratory investigation? Other medication for amebiasis are Nitroimidazole and Chloroquine. If infection is present along with amebiasis, then specific antibi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, A couple of weeks ago, my son got water up his nose while he was showering. I was terrified about the brain-eating amoeba. I asked several doctors what symptoms to look for. They all said I had nothing to worry about. And it was not a concern. On day 11, he started having a high fever of ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After two weeks of infection, amebiasis typically manifests as cramping abdominal pain, bloody or watery diarrhea, and anorexia or weight loss. Your child does not exhibit this symptom, and flu is the most frequent cause of high fever in c... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from chronic amebiasis from childhood. I am now 47 years old. Mucous problem is there most of the time. I cannot be able to digest spicy and fried foods. And, I cannot tolerate acidic food items. I am taking medicines like Norfloxacin TZ and digestive enzyme tablet. E... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you undergo a stool culture followed by drug sensitivity test. The result will provide you with the exact medication that your infection is sensitive to. Also, it will provide the medications that you should avoid as your infection will be resistant to. Kindly c... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 13-month-old baby was diagnosed with amebiasis. I would like to know when I can give him his milk formula back and what kind of food can I feed him? He had diarrhea for three weeks, but now the diarrhea has stopped, and he is taking medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can start milk anytime. As such, there is no need to stop it entirely, but if you have, start with a small quantity and increase the amount slowly. As far as food is concerned, I suggest giving a soft diet and non-spicy food items. Yogurt, banana, potatoes, rice,... Read Full »