Exudative diarrhea symptoms
Exudative diarrhea refers to a type of diarrhea whose main symptom is the fact that blood and pus are visible in stool.
Other signs include fever, stomach pain and an elevated white blood cell count. The general signs, urge to pass stool, bowel movement pressure and gravity of diarrhea are determined by the magnitude and spot of the bowel involved.
Exudative diarrhea causes
This condition is a consequence of massive injury to the intestinal wall due to inflammation or ulceration brought about by inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or E. coli.
As a result of inflammation a substantial amount of mucus, blood and protein are produced, which on their own accord may intensify fecal quantity and number of bowel movements.
Diarrhea could also occur due to the fact the irritated intestine fails to adequately take in water and solutes therefore leading to a higher rate of elimination of water and soluble substances. Additionally, this type of diarrhea may also be caused by infectious, invasive organisms like Yersinia, Shigella, E. histolytica, and CMV.
Exudative diarrhea treatment
Treatment and prevention measures for this diarrhea are based on the avoidance of intestinal injury and proper management of the causative conditions.
A minor case of diarrhea could be left to clear on its own, or could be treated with an over-the-counter medicine such as Kaopectate Pepto-Bismol and Imodium A-D. To avoid inducing constipation, medicine doses should be stopped in case a bowel movement does not occur after the previous dose.
Besides medicine, the sufferer should consume no less than 48 ounces of liquids each day, taking in small amounts repeatedly. The liquids should be consumed a while after food servings as opposed to during meals, and should be limited to non-fat broth, soda without caffeine, sports drinks, tea with honey and fruit juice without pulp.