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Suffering from flu, strep throat, ear infection, anus is sore. Tried probiotic, is on amoxycillin. Solution ?

Hi- my grandson who just turned 2 is over the worst of the flu , strep throat ,pink eye and and ear infection his little behind ( anus , to be exact) is so sore he doesn t want to sit and one has to be careful how you hold him so you don t put pressure on his behind. He is on amoxacillin. My daughter to him to her doctor and all he said was that s normal,keep it dry and give him yogurt! I had already bought him a good probiotic meant for babies and toddlers. He had 2 doses of this before the amoxicillin. I told her to stop until hes through with his antibiotics. Then take them. I have 3 grown children and they never had this. Can you please help explain thus to me? Sincerely ~ AAAA
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Its okay to give probiotics with Amoxycillin. But the recommended dosage and frequency of administration should not be exceeded.

Pain in his anal region- If he has had any difficulty in passing stools or had passed hard stools before this- chances are there for a fissure to happen- which will be extremely painful. This can be found out on examination and will need local gels and stool softeners for about 2 to 3 weeks duration.

If he has had loose stools before this- with constant wiping and constant contact with stools- chances are there that he might have developed peri-anal skin excoriations. In such a case it might hurt him lots even when he sits. For this he might need local ointments like siloderm with a simple antibiotic cream as needed.

Probiotics and yoghurt- have many health benefits- and will be more useful in cases of viral diarrhea.

Hope I have answered your query.
Wish your grandson good health.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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