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Suffering from Diarrhea. Stool test showed Bacilli and mucus is +. Meaning? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Hi ..This is XXXXXXX .
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:Fine are you??
Doctor:I am good
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am having son who is 1 1/1 year old Who for the past 1 week he was having motion like Diahorrea.
User:We took him to the doctor and asked whether we can take a motion test. he also said Yes.We took. In that test report, they mentioned Bacilli is + and Mucus is +.
Doctor:So did they start him on an antibiotic?
User:Can you please tell what the above said + means for..??
Doctor:It means that bacilli and mucus a present
User:it is good or bad..Can you plse tell?
Doctor:This means that your child has an infection
Doctor:This needs to be treated with an antibiotic and plenty of fluids
User:Okay..but .... ..they told report is fine..Nothing to worry about..No need to go for medicines..
Doctor:Did they do a stool culture?
Doctor:Is your child fine now.. which means he has no diarrhoea?
User:No.No tnow..he is fine..
Doctor:Actually, XXXXXXX
Doctor:Your child's body has dealt with an infection
User:but they asked to give him only idly , XXXXXXX and glucose and not any other foods..
Doctor:If bacteria were present, a stool culture was needed
Doctor:This would help us know the exact bacteria and which drugs were needed
User:can we able to cure it with the food..
Doctor:Since this has passed, and he is fine now, there is no need to give him any medication
Doctor:No, food is a supplement
Doctor:It cant take care of an infection
User:okay...any foods can be avoided during this time..
Doctor:When did the diarrhoea stop?
User:..only one time it happened two days back..
User:noe he is all right..
Doctor:Then we are good
Doctor:Give him a healthy and balanced diet
Doctor:You dont need to stop anything
Doctor:Just no outside food and water
User:Okay but i am very afraid that anything will happen for him even after he got cured.
Doctor:No, nothing will happen
Doctor:Its very common for children to have diarrhoea, XXXXXXX
Doctor:They would have it almost 3-4 times a year
User:can he eat all the fruits..
Doctor:Yes absolutely
Doctor:He should be eating everything you're eating at this age
User:sweet lime , pome, tender cocunet
Doctor:But no outside food or water and make sure his hands are clean before he sits down to eat
User:but he likes snacks items note than the food we prepare and not opening his mouth for more that 4 times.
Doctor:You'll have to run around him
Doctor:Give him a small piece of food in his hand
User:after that he spits the food after having 4 or 5 he is so leen which makes me feel so bad..
Doctor:He'll have it on his own
Doctor:Beeak the food into small bite sized pieces
Doctor:Just give him 1 piece
Doctor:also, try and make it colorful
Doctor:children are attracted to colors
User:before one year for him he will be cute and chubby and now he is so leen without having any this the age that all children wil be like this.??
Doctor:It becomes difficult to feed children
Doctor:Your paediatrician must be maintaining a growth chart
Doctor:If he is growing well, you dont need to worry
User:yes..he is..but whenever we goes to him he tells everything is fine only and not need to go for any medicines..
Doctor:thats very good actually XXXXXXX
Doctor:Lots of physicians over prescribe. i will try to give food for him bits and pieces and see for another few more moths about his health..
Doctor:He is fine, XXXXXXX
Doctor:You dont need to get worried
Doctor:I can assure you that
User:thanks a lot for your valuable advice doctor...its valuable and really now i am feeling good to loo after him with care..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a nice day
Doctor:Bye for now
User:thank you and have a nice day ahead..
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