Amoebic Dysentery - Treatment
- Involves taking antibiotic drugs to kill the parasites, the commonly used antibiotics are-
- 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.
- Davidson Text Of Medicine (17th Edition)
- Oxfords Handbook of medicine