Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Intestinal Infections


Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Intestinal Infections

It is one of the infectious diseases that can be seen in all age groups, although it is more common in children. These diseases, which are characterized by symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, which seriously reduce the quality of life and disrupt daily functioning, are also contagious. Therefore, it is among the important diseases in terms of both patient and public health.

Stomach and intestinal infections are called gastroenteritis. This infection is caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Today, viral and bacterial gastroenteritis is more common than parasites.

Types of Intestinal Infections:

Many microorganisms cause gastroenteritis. Treatment options vary according to the causative microorganism, so it is necessary to determine the type of intestinal infection. However, determining whether it is caused by infection plays an important role in the treatment.

Intestinal infections are examined in 3 different groups;

  • nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue – Fatigue
  • Headach
  • Dry mouth and skin due to dehydration

The external appearance of diarrhea varies according to the factor. According to some microorganisms, there is a bloody, mucous (slimy) appearance, while according to some microorganisms, stools look like water.

If a person has blood, and mucus in his stool and has a fever, he should definitely apply to a health institution.

According to the amount of diarrhea, fluid loss varies from person to person. However, fluid loss in infants develops much faster.

Infectious Diseases Doctor Dr.Gizem Er

Infectious Diseases Doctor
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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Intestinal Infections
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