What pill form treatment is needed to treat a water infection?

A water-borne infection does not really have a single cure as such and there are many types of medication that you should take depending on what kind of infection you have. There are four types of infections that can afflict you from water. Protozoan, viral, parasitic, and bacterial are the main types of infections that can occur from drinking infected water or from swimming in dirty water. Usually, swimming in affected water can only cause some problems in the skin like swimmer’s ear, and infective dermatitis. Worms can affect those who spend some time in the water but these are infections that nearly always only happen in the tropical regions of the world. Assuming therefore that you have consumed infected water, let us look at the possibilities:

Bacterial infections are usually the most common reasons for gastrointestinal infections. These will nearly always cause an intestinal infection because this is the place where bacteria can truly populate. This is characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea. There are some antibiotics that can be taken to resolve this problem. Naturally, the best alternative is to eat lots of garlic. This may or may not help you depending on the exact location of the infection. It is better therefore to simply refrain from eating solid food during the time that you have a stomach infection and allow the body to expel the pathogens through diarrhea. Viral infections also need to be dealt with in the same way. Protozoan and parasitic infections of worms can be combated with drugs like albendazole and quinine based medications. Naturally, you could simply consume clove oil a couple of times a day, wait for a few minutes, eat a banana or some kind of fruit, and then slowly come back to regular food once your diarrhea is stopped.

Viral infections are especially problematic because they can never be resolved by modern drugs and there is no cure for it. The body is the only entity that can destroy a viral infection and therefore, you need to give your body time to resolve the infection. To alleviate some of the discomfort, you should refrain from eating solid food during the course of the infection and switch to drinking fruit juices and soup. Drinking and eating ginger will also settle the stomach and reduce some of the cramps and pains that are associated with the course of a pathogenic infection in the intestines.

answered by G M

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