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Child having amoebiasis, black sticky stools. Taking flagyl and cotrimoxazole. What should be the diet?

My son is experiencing amoeba and its his 9th day of taking his flagyl and antiobiotic cotrimoxazole, but last 8th day his stool still sticky not watery but with dots of color black where last 7th days his urine is clear or free from sticky and color dot black. His last pus cells was 8-10? What foods or drinks that can cure my son? What food will only trigger those parasites to grow more or vice versa what food to stop them to grow? Thanks a lot
Asked On : Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Continue the antibiotic medications as prescribed by your Pediatrician for the appropriate duration.
Give sips of oral rehydration solutions to prevent dehydration.
If the child continues to pass the black color stools consult your Pediatrician as it may be due to some bleeding in upper gut due to some erosive gastritis.
Food wont cure the amebiasis, but contaminated food will cause the amebiasis.
Always freshly prepared and well cooked food has to be taken.
Fruits and raw vegetables has to be washed thoroughly before eating.
Hand wash with a liquid soap is important measure to prevent such kind of infections.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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