Dysentery is an infection of the intestines that is
most commonly caused by either a group of bacteria called
Shigella (this type of dysentery is called shigellosis)
or by protozoan (single-celled) parasites called Entamoeba
(this is called amebic dysentery).
Symptoms of Shigellosis include sudden, watery
diarrhea. Sometimes bacterial contamination of the blood
(toxemia) can also occur. Severe cases of shigellosis
may lead to bacteremic shock or cardiovascular collapse.
In cases of amebic dysentery, the development
of diarrhea is more gradual, and diarrhea can be mixed
with blood, pus, and mucus. Another symptom is straining
bowel movements that produce only scarce amounts of
blood-stained, watery mucus. Dehydration may occur and
fluids must be replenished in the body. Possible complications
of amebic dysentery include amebic cysts in liver, brain,
and other important organs.
If you suffer from either shigella or amebic dysentery,
seek prompt medical attention. Antibiotics may also
a clove of garlic each morning and evening, followed
by hot tea with lemon (unsugared). Also eat lots of
plain, organic yogurt. Avoid sugars of any kind, as
well as alcohol during attacks and for at least a week
after symptoms abate, as both bacteria and parasites
feed on sugar and alcohol.
During and for 4-6 weeks after episodes of dysentery,
be sure to supplement with acidophilus, bifidobacteria
and Lactobacillus bulgaricus to restore healthy
bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. Citrus seed
extract should also be taken during this time, to kill
off any residual bacteria or parasites that might still
be present. Vitamin A in therapeutic doses for the first
five day, followed by maintenance doses, should also
be taken, to boost your overall immunity.
Chamomile, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, lemon, and Melissa are all
effective essential oils that can be used to stem attacks
Take Rescue Remedy for the accompanying stress, and Olive for exhaustion
caused by dysentary.
a decoction of oak bark to reduce the diarrhea and fluid
loss. Drink an infusion of meadowsweet and chamomile
to ease abdominal discomfort. Eat a clove of raw garlic
morning and evening.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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