Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
134 Doctors are Online

1 year old with amoebiasis. Watery black stool, lack of appetite. Any cure?

hi..good morninig doctor,my name is charlene of 1 year old child had a history of amoebiasis since then she's still passing out slightly watery black stool and had a decrease in appetite and most of the time she doesn't eat except milk about 2 bottles of 6oz a day...what can I do? Is there any cure for amoebiasis?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  108
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Charlene,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Amebiasis is a protozoal gut infection and it can be treated with anti protozoal drug like metronidazole.

And the mainstay of treatment in any diarrhea is to maintain hydration of the child.

Give sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte to maintain hydration.

Monitor hydration by activity, urine out put, and skin turgor.

Maintain strict hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infection to the other family members.

Consult your Pediatrician for examination and for treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor