Clinical Features of Dysentery

  • Thirst.
  • Stool containing blood and mucus.
  • Loose stool.
  • Lower abdominal, crampy pain.
  • Straining during defecation
  • Fever.
Treatment of Dysentery
  • Fluid replacement therapy is started in patients due to fluid depletion. It can be given orally if the patient can take it by mouth or given intravenously.
  • Liquid diet is advised like water, clear soups (chicken or dal).
  • Milk and milk products should be avoided. Sugar is also restricted as it can prolong the disease.
  • Normal diet can be resumed slowly after the symptoms have reduced like cooked cereals, bananas, baked potatoes, rice, and dal. The diet should be light as your intestine has just recovered from the infection.
  • Antibiotics can be given in severe conditions as per the physician’s advise.