In the intestine lives a lot of different bacteria. Some of them are useful, others, on the contrary, are harmful. In fact, both are necessary for the normal functioning of our entire digestive system. Intestinal bacillus, the symptoms of which we will consider in this article, refers to harmful bacteria. In the event that the norm of its content in the body is significantly exceeded, serious health problems will begin. Intestinal infections, the symptoms of which are quite numerous, are always very unpleasant. On treatment in some especially severe cases it takes a lot of time.
The E. coli causes several different diseases at once. The most common of these is diarrhea. Often people who eat unwashed food suffer from it, draw dirty food, objects, and so on into the mouth. In most cases, patients are not adults, but small children, because of their curiosity.
E. coli: symptoms of illness
Once in the body, a pathogenic bacterium can not make itself felt until day. At the end of this period, the first symptoms begin to appear. Perhaps the brightest of them is quite a strong diarrhea. His attacks go one after another. The patient can empty the intestine up to twenty times a day. In children, seizures are more rare-no more than fifteen in twenty-four hours.
Fecal masses with diarrhea are fluid. It is worth noting that they foam, and their composition includes mucus. In rare cases, they can observe blood. Between attacks of diarrhea in patients, there may be false desires for defecation.
In adults, vomiting does not happen very often. Almost always, nausea passes by itself, that is, without the exit of the masses. In children, you can observe a profuse frequent vomiting.
The E. coli, the symptoms of which we are considering, leads to rapid dehydration of the body. It occurs because of vomiting, and because of diarrhea. With all this there is a severe drying in the throat, and the patient is always thirsty.
Symptoms of intestinal infection include also abdominal pain. Pressing on the hearth of the disease, you can hear quite a strong rumbling. It is accompanied by the movement of the intestine. Children after eating, as a rule, swollen belly.
The intestinal bacillus, the symptoms of which are extremely unpleasant, is most acute in people with weakened immunity. Often they have the strongest fever, fever, unceasing chills. People lose weight, become weak and exhausted.
Once in the respiratory organs, this bacterium can cause various ENT diseases. In women, it is caused by cystitis. In some cases, it becomes the cause of dysentery.
Lack of this microorganism is called dysbiosis. This disease is characterized by persistent pain and heaviness in the abdomen. Yes, the absence of such a bacterium in the body also leads to unpleasant consequences.
Therapy, as well as the prevention of E. coli
In most cases, treatment is supportive. This bacterium is sensitive to various kinds of antimicrobial drugs, however antibiotics can not greatly affect its symptoms.
Treatment should be under the supervision of a doctor, as the described disease can entail many dangerous complications, getting rid of them will not be so easy.
Also note that the disease is contagious and patients are often hospitalized.
Many problems can be avoided by performing even basic rules of personal hygiene. Simple washing of hands will help to prevent the penetration into the body of terrible and dangerous bacteria, viruses, infections. The same goes for washing food before eating.