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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,
I have a 3months old son and last few days he is passing loose motion.Yesterday the stool was sticky and lil bit blood was there.My doctor asked me to do a stool routine and culture.As per the report he has 6-7 pus cells and doctor said nothing to worry now,he told me to give him some probiotics.What does it actually mean by 6-7 pus cell and what measures i need to take now.
User :   Hello, I have a 3months old son and last few days he is passing loose motion.Yesterday the stool was sticky and lil bit blood was there.My doctor asked me to do a stool routine and culture.As per the report he has 6-7 pus cells and doctor said nothing to worry now,he told me to give him some probiotics.What does it actually mean by 6-7 pus cell and what measures i need to take now.
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Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   Hi Dr AAAAAAA
User :   ok
Doctor :   6-7 pus cells does not mean severe infection
Doctor :   is the child restless?
User :   day time he is active.But at night sometimes cries a lot
Doctor :   is the child feeding well?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is the skin looking supple and fine or dry?
User :   skin looks normal only
User :   but from the cry i thought he was having some stomach pain
User :   And worried as the stool was sticki
Doctor :   ok, is the stomach feeling hard or soft?
User :   sticky
User :   not very hard
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   you can continue with the medications as suggested by the doctor.
User :   He takes only mothers milk
User :   So how many pus cells is ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   continue to feed him well
Doctor :   pus cells more than 10-15 is worrysome
Doctor :   is the blood still present?
User :   no
User :   only once
User :   it came
User :   that was day before yesterday
Doctor :   ok, then no need to worry about it
User :   Will mothers food habbit affect baby
Doctor :   if it comes agian or if the color of stoools change to whitish or greenish
Doctor :   report to doctor immediately
User :   ok
Doctor :   sometimes yes, you have to avoid spicy and oily food , avoid having stale food
Doctor :   and avoid taking a lot of non veg stuff
User :   oh ok
User :   ok
User :   Any special care do i need to take for the baby
Doctor :   continue to feed him well
Doctor :   look out for the above changes
Doctor :   and also look out for fever
User :   ok sure
User :   thanks a lot
User :   Just one more question
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?

Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   He sucks his finger a lot
User :   does this harm the baby
User :   how to get rid of it
Doctor :   try to stop him whenever he takes his thumb into mouth
Doctor :   with careful attention and divertion, he will get rid of it
Doctor :   also if he does not, then as he grows, above 5 years of age, it will slowly diminish
Doctor :   it will not harm the baby, it is just a habit
User :   bt healthwise will it affect
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   Whay the skickyness in the stool
User :   stickyness
User :   a lot actually
User :   pls answer,few seconds left
Doctor :   the stickyness can be due to the infection or the mucus secreted
Doctor :   it will go off with proper diet that you take
Doctor :   and with the treatmnet
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