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Treatments for Cholera

Treatment List for Cholera

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Cholera includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Bed rest
  • Tetracycline
  • Sulphonamides
  • Fluid replacement
  • Electrolytes
  • Salt solutions
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Isolation and anti-transmission protocols
  • Prevention
    • Good food hygiene in endemic areas
    • Vaccination - not routinely recommended, but suitable for travellers to rural areas of highly endemic countries
  • Fluid replacement
    • Rehydration over 2-4 hours - oral route or IV if dehydration is severe or ongoing losses more than 10 - 20 ml/hr
    • Maintenance - oral route preferred using oral rehydration solution, aim to maintain normal hydration by replacing ongoing losses
  • Antibiotics
    • Secondary role in the management of cholera, but may decrease volume and frequency of fluid loss and hasten clearance of the organism from the stool
    • Antibiotics include tetracyclines, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, and sulphonamides

Alternative Treatments for Cholera

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Cholera may include:

  • Vibrio cholerae homeopathic remedy for prevention
  • Camphora homeopathic remedy
  • Veratrum album homeopathic remedy
  • Cuprum homeopathic remedy
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Cholera: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Cholera may include:

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Hospital statistics for Cholera:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Cholera:

  • 0.0001% (15) of hospital consultant episodes were for cholera in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for cholera required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for cholera were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for cholera were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Cholera

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Discussion of treatments for Cholera:

Cholera can be simply and successfully treated by immediate replacement of the fluid and salts lost through diarrhea. Patients can be treated with oral rehydration solution, a prepackaged mixture of sugar and salts to be mixed with water and drunk in large amounts. This solution is used throughout the world to treat diarrhea. Severe cases also require intravenous fluid replacement. With prompt rehydration, fewer than 1% of cholera patients die.

Antibiotics shorten the course and diminish the severity of the illness, but they are not as important as rehydration. Persons who develop severe diarrhea and vomiting in countries where cholera occurs should seek medical attention promptly. (Source: excerpt from Cholera General: DBMD)

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