Escherichia Coli Infection

Escherichia Coli Infection

Escherichia Coli Infection Overview

Its gram-negative, facultative anaerobic rod-shaped, coliform bacteria of the genus escherichia, that are commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms.

It’s also called e coli. Most of the types of e coli are harmless and even help keep your digestive tract healthy but some strains can cause diarrhea. If you eat contaminated food or drink fouled water.

E. coli with food poisoning cause pneumonia, intestinal infection, and urinary tract infection from the different types of bacteria.

In the whole world, 77%-95% of e.coli causes urinary tract infection UTI in females. E.coli is a resident of the bowel, which is how it makes its way to the urinary tract.

Causes of e.coli infection

E.coli produces the toxin called Shiga that damages the lining of the intestine and causes infection.

It enters our body in different ways and produces infection.

By ground meat: sometimes we eat that meat which was not cooked properly, or in which bacteria are not killed properly, so it enters the body and causes the infection.

Untreated milk: it’s easily contaminated in unpasteurized milk, it easily prevails in the human body and produces infection.

Vegetables and fruits: eating food without handwashing with that we also espoused of infection.

By Contaminated water

Pet animals whose continuous stay in the house.

E.coli strains are one of the most frequent causes of several bacterial infections

  • Pneumonia
  • Cholecystitis
  • Bacteremia
  • Neonatal meningitis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Symptoms of e.coli infection

In general, it causes normal symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract like

• Hemorrhagic Diarrhea severe or mild

• Dehydration

• Septic shock

• Anemia

• Renal failure.

• Nausea and vomiting

• Cramping pain in the stomach

• Tenderness

• Fever with weakness

• Loss of appetite

In UTI It causes

• Vaginal itching

• Difficulty in passing urine

• Burning in urination

• Mild fever

In INTESTINAL infection

• Great prostration of the body

• Bloody diarrhea

• Weakness

• Loss of appetite

• Indigestion of the food

• Emaciation of the body.

Risk factors

Weakened immune system: People who have weakened immune systems are more prone to get e.coli infection. Like cancer, AIDS patients.

Eating certain types of food: certain types means food which is not cooked properly contains more bacterias.

Age: at younger and old age have more chances of getting an infection.

Decreased stomach acids reflux: people who take anta acidic drugs have more tendency to getting infections.


It’s a contaminated infection, in which we take extra awareness about daily using things which are related to our lifestyle.

Washing hands regularly is the first step toward good health.

Wash hands Before or after making food or taking food, before or after going to the bathroom, make sure children also wash their hands.

Keep raw food separate especially meat, chicken, fish, eggs, etc. using a separate chopping board.

Using washing utensils for daily meals.


• Hemorrhagic (bloody) diarrhea with severe abdominal pain leads to dehydration and anemia.

• Hemolytic uremic syndrome HUS.its appear after the 7-10 days onset of the symptoms. It generally affects children under 10 years.e.coli producing the toxic, which enters the blood and damages the blood cells, and form small clots in the tissues. The toxins lodge in the renal tissues and damage them, leads to renal fallure.

• Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) This condition in an actual manner a variation of HUS hemolytic uremic syndrome. It develops more clotting in the tissues, which leads to more fatality rate.

Homeopathic medicines for E. coli infection

Arsenic album

It has marked control on gastro symptoms, the best remedy for food poisoning which causes severe diarrhea.

The stool is watery, copious, and fetid.

Cutting pain in the abdominal region.

During passing, the stool person feels chilly and weak.

Malena stool.

Veratrum album

It’s highly recommended for treating copious watery stool which gushing and mix with flatus and blood.

Nausea and vomiting.

Fever with abdominal pain.

Aloe socotrine

This medicine is prepared from plant aloe socotrine. It is a very effective medicine for managing diarrhea. Slight stool with profuse flatus and much mucous.

Great weakness after passing stool.


It is well indicated for green, foul-smelling, loose stool in case of e.coli.

The stool is painless, profuse, and gushing.

Fetid flatus passes with stool.

Merc sol

The stool is watery, greenish, and frothy with blood.

It smells sour.

Pinching and cutting colic in the abdomen felt before and during stool.

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