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Throat infection and diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi ever since i got strep throat ive been having watery stools whats wrong with me?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   23 female
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this trouble?
User :   about a week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you consulted a doctor before?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were you put on any medications?
User :   yes i was i started my first dosage today but been having watery stools. It started when i got a fever and sore throat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So even diarrhea has been from the past week if I am not wrong
User :   yes started when i got sick. was fine before that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Infections can spread within the body
Doctor :   and cause such problems
Doctor :   antibiotic is the right solution for your problem
Doctor :   Has it been confirmed as streptococcal infection?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you been put on antibiotics as well?
User :   yes i am on azithromycin
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   that is quite good
Doctor :   you should feel better in a few days
Doctor :   meanwhile replenish yourself with good amount of fluids
Doctor :   to compensate for watery stools
Doctor :   you can take ORS or Electral water
Doctor :   along with fruit juices, spicy buttermilk, etc.
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I know the dosage and the duration of the antibiotic you have been advised with?
User :   250mg 2 pills for first dosage and 1 pill thereafter for 5 days
Doctor :   Ok, 1 pill of 250 mg
Doctor :   after first dosage
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is fine enoug
Doctor :   it shall be helpful to settle the infection
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   no that is it
Doctor :   Ok, do report back if you have any other queries
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   ok thank you
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