How is bacillary dysentery treated?

How is bacillary dysentery treated?

Many people with bacillary dysentery don’t need medical treatment. The symptoms often get better in a few days to a week. Those people should:

  • Avoid antidiarrhea medications, which can worsen symptoms.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration (common with diarrhea).
  • Isolate themselves from other people for at least two full days after the last episode of diarrhea.
  • Take over-the-counter medications to reduce pain and fever.

For those who require medical attention, treatment often includes:

  • Antibiotics.
  • IV fluids.
  • Less often, blood transfusion.

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