Amebiasis is an infection of the intestines caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica.

Causes-Entamoeba histolytica can live in the large intestine (colon) without causing damage to the intestine. In some cases, it invades the colon wall, causing colitis , acute dysentery, or long-term (chronic) diarrhea. The infection can also spread through the blood to the liver. In rare cases, it can spread to the lungs, brain, or other organs.
This condition occurs worldwide. It is most common in tropical areas that have crowded living conditions and poor sanitation. Africa, Mexico, parts of South America, and India have major health problems due to this disease.
Entamoeba histolytica is spread through food or water contaminated with stools. This contamination is common when human waste is used as fertilizer. It can also be spread from person to person, particularly by contact with the mouth or rectal area of an infected person.

Risk factors for severe amebiasis include:-Alcoholism,Cancer, malnutrition, Older or younger age, Pregnancy, Recent travel to a tropical region, Use of corticosteroid medication to suppress the immune system
Symptoms--Most people with this infection do not have symptoms. If symptoms occur, they are seen 7 to 28 days after being exposed to the parasite.
Mild symptoms:--Abdominal cramps, Diarrhea: Passage of 3 to 8 semiformed stools per day, or passage of soft stools with mucus and occasional blood, Fatigue, Excessive gas, Rectal pain while having a bowel movement , unintentional weight loss
Severe symptoms may include:Abdominal tenderness, Bloody stools, including passage of liquid stools with streaks of blood, passage of 10 to 20 stools per day,Fever, Vomiting
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 1M- It is an excellent remedy for this disease and the treatment should be started with it. No other remedy  must be given for the next 24 hours
ALOE SOC. 30- A lot mucus with stools. Copious flatus and pain in the rectum after stool
EMETINUM 1X- It is a specific for the disease. Give in drop doses , four times  a day
SYMPHYTUM 1M- Give one dose fortnightly when ulceration of the large intestines is present
CALCAREA IOD. 3X – Some practitioners consider it a specific for this condition
MERC SOL 30- Constant cutting pains in the abdomen and intolerable, almost ineffectual pressing, straining and tenesmus. Copious mucus, day and night

NUX VOMIC A 30-Frequent urging to stools ceasing as soon as the bowels move. Ineffectual desire

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