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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my two and half year son has problem with his stomach. his stool test shows mucus present, E.histolytica present (++) level, and few pus calls also found in stool. he need to pass his stool just after eating anything. Plz advise me a proper tratement and medicine for him
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   hello Doctor
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   okay sir
Doctor :   Your son has amoebic infection.
User :   okay, plz advise the medicines
Doctor :   You have to give him a anti amoebic drugs.
User :   okay, plz advise me the name of medicine present in india
Doctor :   That can be only given on written prescription.
User :   so how can i get those online
Doctor :   I'm afraid not.
Doctor :   You have get an examination done first.
User :   just for information, what medicines are available in india
Doctor :   From a pediatric doctor, he will prescribe you those.
User :   okay sir, its difficult for me right now, as i am posted on a project in a remote place of xxx and my family vistited me here to see the road project
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is he having fever?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last night it was 102, 103
Doctor :   So his line of management should be paracetamol for fever
User :   i gave him pyregesic ped. drops
Doctor :   and antiparasitic with an antibacterial combination for loose motion problem
Doctor :   yes pyregesic is fine for fever
User :   here few small medicines are here
User :   doctors are 95 km away from here in town
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But,, I cannot prescribe online without examining the child
Doctor :   it becomes a malpractice on my part
Doctor :   hence getting a prescription is inevitable
Doctor :   or another solution is to call your pediatrician
Doctor :   as he might be aware of your child's condition
User :   i can undrstand, but how can i stop his loose motion
Doctor :   he can advice you medications over phone
Doctor :   now you should give him Electral
Doctor :   to prevent dehydration
User :   how can i get any doc's number from here
Doctor :   I am not telling it that you can get it here
Doctor :   but your treating doctor's number if you are having I meant
Doctor :   You should have a Primary health center right
User :   medicine shop owner is suggesting o2 medicine or zenflox
Doctor :   where in you can consult a doctor
User :   i am preparing to go to the town
Doctor :   Ok, that is better
User :   thanx for your kind advise
Doctor :   Advice from my side is 3 things
Doctor :   1.Paracetamol to control fever
User :   what is the chemical composition of anti-amoebic drugs generally
Doctor :   2.Electral water to avoid dehydration, give him electral water instead of normal water, along with other hygienic fluids like milk, tendercoconunt water, buttermilk
Doctor :   3.Antiamebic plus antibacterial
Doctor :   Metronidazole, tinidazole, ornidazole are the most common antiamebics used
Doctor :   antibacterial for children would be cefixime, even ofloxacin in certain occasions
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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