Balantidiasis is a rare infection that affects the intestines. This condition is caused by a bacterium called, Balantidium coli.
- This bacterium is a single-celled parasite that usually attacks pigs but rarely infects humans as well.
- Some people with this infection may not have any symptoms or a few symptoms like diarrhea or mild abdominal discomfort.
- But some others may experience severe symptoms such as an acute inflammation of the intestines.
Cure/medications for balantidiasis
- Balantidiasis is curable; certain treatments can help you completely recover from the infection.
- This infection is diagnosed by laboratory testing of the stool.
- The B. coli parasite is mostly recovered from the stool of the affected person.
- Another complex way of diagnosis is scraping the ulcer and examining the tissues for the parasite.
- Antibiotic drugs are used to treat this infection, and the most frequently used antibiotic drug is tetracycline.
- In some cases, if the affected person has any sort of allergy, then there are alternative drugs that can be taken, such as iodoquinol and metronidazole.
- This infection can be prevented while traveling by maintaining good hygiene, like washing hands with warm water and soap thoroughly after using public toilets or handling foods.
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