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Suffering from loose stool and low grade fever. Any treatment?

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Loose stool, 4 to 5 days, low grade fever, no cramping, apparent control with loperamide, then return 24 hrs
Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 18 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for sharing your concern with us.
Its likely that you have an acute infective diarrhea. Please avoid taking loperamide as it can potentially make the infection spread to the blood stream. You can take a course of probiotics and a light diet. Take plenty of yoghurt. Try avoiding milk for few days as some people especially elderly may develop lactose intolerance after an diarrheal illness. This should settle down in 2-3 days. If it still persists, see a physician for a course of antibiotics.
Hope this answers your query.
Please do let me know if you have any further questions.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
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Follow-up: Suffering from loose stool and low grade fever. Any treatment? 24 hours later
Thanks , especially info on loperamide. XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 22 hours later
You are welcome.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Regards
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