Remedies for intestinal infection should be recommended by the doctor according to the intensity of the symptoms and the infectious agent responsible for the infection, and the use of probiotics may be indicated, to balance the intestinal flora, or analgesics, to relieve symptoms.
When symptoms are persistent and/or very severe, the doctor may recommend the use of antibiotics or antiparasitics according to the person responsible for the infection.
The use of medication is complemented by home measures, such as rest, hydration and light and easily digestible food, as this is how it is possible to promote recovery.
Antibiotics are usually indicated by the doctor when the infection by bacteria or parasites is confirmed and when the symptoms are very intense or long-lasting, this is because the infectious agent is usually eliminated from the body naturally, in addition to the use of antibiotics may favor microbial resistance.
Thus, if recommended, the doctor can guide the use of amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline or metronidazole, which should be used according to the doctor's advice. In some cases, depending on the infectious agent, the use of antiparasitic drugs such as albendazole or mebendazole may be recommended. See more about treatment for intestinal infection.
Probiotics can be recommended by the doctor in order to restore the intestinal flora, promoting an increase in the amount of good bacteria and a decrease in the amount of the infectious agent responsible for the symptoms of infection.Thus, the use of Enterogermina, Florax or Floratil, for example, can be recommended, which help to restore the intestinal flora and make the intestine work normally again. Learn more about probiotics.
The use of analgesics, such as Paracetamol or Buscopan, for example, may be indicated by the doctor if the person has abdominal pain and severe headache, as it is possible to relieve symptoms and promote a feeling of good -estar.
4. Home remedies
Home remedies for intestinal infection aim to replace the minerals lost due to intense diarrhea and vomiting, in addition to promoting hydration. For this reason, oral rehydration is very important, and can be done with solutions obtained at the pharmacy or with a homemade serum that can be prepared at home.
In addition, to relieve pain and reduce diarrhea, you can drink flavored waters and teas with anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antimicrobial and digestive properties that can be easily prepared at home, such as peppermint tea, ginger water and lemon water for example.See how to prepare home remedies for intestinal infection.