Entamoeba Histolytica Infection Treatment
Treatment for extraintestinal amebiasis includes pain medications, medications to control nausea, antibiotics, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control. Surgery may be required to treat a liver abscess.
Treatment for extraintestinal amebiasis includes:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
- Medications for vomiting
- Antibiotics for amebiasis:
- Metronidazole (Flagyl, Protostat)
- Tinidazole (Fasigyn, Tindamax)
- Paromomycin (Humatin)
- Iodoquinol (Yodoxin)
- Chloroquine phosphate (Aralen)
- Dehydroemetine (Mebadin)
- Diloxanide furoate (Furamid, Entamizole, Furamide)
- Surgery for a liver abscess from amebiasis
Entamoeba Histolytica Infection Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of extraintestinal amebiasis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Entamoeba Histolytica Infection Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat extraintestinal amebiasis:
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