Amoebic Dysentery - Treatment
Bed rest and drinking a solution (containing salt and glucose) to replace losses from the diarrhoea and for rehydration may also be necessary.
Painkillers and muscle relaxants are given to treat stomach or abdominal pain.
Complicated cases may require hospitalisation.
If dehydration is severe, intravenous fluids may be required.
It is very important not to consume alcohol during treatment.
After treatment, regular stool tests will be taken to ensure that the parasite is completely eradicated, as amoebiasis has a tendency to recur at intervals.