What is Acanthamoeba Infection|Causes|Symptoms|Treatment


8) Treatment and Drugs: –

In all types of Acanthamoeba infections, early diagnosis offers the best chance for treatment.

Acanthamoeba Keratitis: –

Although the treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis is difficult, several prescription eye medications are available and your doctor should determine which prescription is the best for you.

If you feel any pain or any other symptoms even if it is not the symptoms of Acanthamoeba, visit your doctor immediately because early diagnosis increases the chance for successful treatment.

Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis (GAE) and Disseminated infection: –

If the skin infections have not spread to the central nervous system can be successfully treated. Most cases of brain and spinal cord infection with Acanthamoeba (i.e. GAE) are fatal.

8) Home remedies and prevention: –

Acanthamoeba Keratitis: –

Of course, contact lens users should follow the following guidelines to avoid infection by Acanthamoeba: –

  • Visit your eye care provider for a regular eye check.
  • Wear and replace contact lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eye care provider.
  • Remove contact lenses before any activity involving contact with water, including showering, using a hot tub, or swimming.
  • Wash hands with soap and water and dry before handling contact lenses.
  • Clean contact lenses according to instructions from eye care provider and the manufacturing’ guidelines.
    • Never reuse or top of the old solution. Use fresh cleaning or disinfecting solution each time lenses are cleaned and stored.
    • Never use saline solution or rewetting drops to disinfect lenses. Neither solution is an affecting or approved disinfectant.
    • Be sure to clean, rub, and rinse your lenses each time you remove your lenses. Rubbing and rinsing your contact lenses will aid in removing harmful microbes and residues.
  • Store lenses in the proper storage case.
    • Storage cases should be rubbed and rinsed with sterile contact lens solution (never with tap water), emptied, and left open to dry after each use.
    • Replace storage cases at least once every three months.
  • Ask your eye care provider about the best solutions for you.
  • Consult your eye care provider immediately if you feel any symptoms mentioned before.

Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis (GAE) and Disseminated infection: –

Because these are very rare diseases, we don’t know how to prevent or avoid them but because persons with weakened immune system are more susceptible to Acanthamoeba infection, they should follow the advice of their treating physician carefully and follow aggressive hygiene and disinfection processes.



References:-

Mycoclinic.com

CDC.com

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