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Can Sulfameth-trimeth susp grape be used for dysentery?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: can sulfameth-trimeth susp grape be used for dysentery, expired 4/2014
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
best not to use them

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It would best not to use them. They are expired , this means would not be effective and may have increased chance of side effects.

Dysentery refers to diarrhoea that is associated with blood in the stool. It may be due to infection with certain types of bacteria or parasites. The specific causative agent can be identified by stool sample.

There are other causes of diarrhoea that do not cause blood in the stool.

These are more common. The main part of treatment is oral rehydration (or iv if person is very dehydration).

The oral rehydration is to prevent or treat dehydration while the body eliminates the cause (virus or bacteria). Oral rehydration salts are available over the counter.
The use of probiotics are also useful in some causes of diarrhoea.

Summary
If there is dysentery (diarrhoea with blood), should be by doctor for assessment. Needs specific medication

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (8 minutes later)
Thank you, dr appt made :)
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
ok

Detailed Answer:
HI

No problem

Feel free to contact at any time with any additional queries
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Sulfameth-trimeth susp grape be used for dysentery?

Brief Answer: best not to use them Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic It would best not to use them. They are expired , this means would not be effective and may have increased chance of side effects. Dysentery refers to diarrhoea that is associated with blood in the stool. It may be due to infection with certain types of bacteria or parasites. The specific causative agent can be identified by stool sample. There are other causes of diarrhoea that do not cause blood in the stool. These are more common. The main part of treatment is oral rehydration (or iv if person is very dehydration). The oral rehydration is to prevent or treat dehydration while the body eliminates the cause (virus or bacteria). Oral rehydration salts are available over the counter. The use of probiotics are also useful in some causes of diarrhoea. Summary If there is dysentery (diarrhoea with blood), should be by doctor for assessment. Needs specific medication I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions