Amoebic dysentery is condition where the intestine or the digestive system gets infected and inflamed.
- Amoeba called Entamoeba histolytica
- Contaminated food and water
- Infected stools
- Severe diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps
- Painful passage of stools
- Blood or mucous in stools
- Foul smelling loose stools
Usually, amoebic dysentery is treated with metronidazole. Fluid intake is of utmost importance as there is a big risk of dehydration. Hospitalization may be required in severe cases to replace fluids intravenously.
- Drinking water should be properly filtered and preferably boiled
- Raw fruits and vegetable should be washed thoroughly
- All foods should be cooked thoroughly
- Hands should be washed properly with soap after using the toilet
- Overall hygiene should be maintained in the house and toilets