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Medication for Dientamoeba fragilis during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   Hi Dr AAAAAAA
My sister is 6 weeks pregnant.She has diarrhea, and abdominal cramping.when she went to doctor he says these can happen from the vitamins she took.but after the test she learnt that she was infected by Dientamoeba now is it safe to use drug for her ?if so which one is ? Thanks ...
User :   sorry the name is wrong
Doctor :   Ok . can you please tell the drug that she is on now
User :   they havent given one yet
Doctor :   Has the symptoms reduced
User :   no
Doctor :   and since when is she having this
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User :   sorry doctor I'm back
Doctor :   Yes
User :   10 days she has abdominal cramps and diarrhea
User :   is it safe to use drugs before 12 weeks
Doctor :   Any vomiting
User :   no
Doctor :   It is contra indicated in Pregnancy
Doctor :   But then the commonly used drug is
Doctor :   ronidazole
Doctor :   Metronidazole
Doctor :   You can always discuss with the gynaecologist abpout the alternative
User :   if she does not use any medicine during pregnancy does it effect the baby
Doctor :   No there will not be any significant effect
Doctor :   just that she needs to concentrate on the hydration part
User :   she lives in australia so there are some rules and the gynaecologist will see her 9 weeks
User :   she said
Doctor :   Ok..
IMIDAZOLE groups are the second choice...
Doctor :   Ask her to take a lot of water so that her hydration is suffecient
User :   ok doktor thanks for your help and suggestions
Doctor :   Plze
Doctor :   fill this fdorm
Doctor :   Tell me when done.
Doctor :   Improve personal hygiene.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Educate about hand washing techniques.
Doctor :   They will help preventing the spread to the rest of the family members
User :   last one is her husband taken this
Doctor :   I didn't get your question
User :   you also answered
User :   thnak you
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