What do my gram stain test result indicate?
Wait for 1 more day
Welcome to hcm.
Can understand your concerns.
Since child had fever and cough which is worse at night and gram stain shows occasional gram positive cocci, it indicates that child had infection.
But as there is no fever now and child is active and improving, chances are that infection has settled or is settling.
Also, gram stain shows occasional gram positive cocci which also indicates that infection is settling.
I suggest you to wait for 1 more day and if symptoms din't improve or fever occurs then only we should start antibiotics.
I hope this will help you.
Yes we should wait
You have already mentioned that there is no fever now, child has started taking solids and is active which clearly signifies that child is improving.
Cough should also have improved but since all other things have improved, it is advisable to wait for 1 more day.
And if after that cough persists then we should start antibiotic.
You mentioned that the report suggests infection is settling. How do you discern that? Is it because it says "occasional" gram positive. If there was an active infection, what would the report say?
Also, he had trouble sleeping last night. No fever but woke up couple of times although we gave him advair and 2 puffs of levocin. However, once he wakes up, his cough does not bother him and he is active and happy through the day. Should we still give the antibiotic?
Finally, even if we decide to give him an antibiotic, which one shall we give? Our doc said "Clamp" that is more broad purpose - but we were not sure if we should adopt such a strong solution for a throat infection. Why not Azithral?
Thanks for your understanding!
Clamp will be a better option
I told that infection is settling because now there is no fever, cough decreased and child is active.
Gram stain report cannot tell us about recovery of child.
Clamp will be a better option than azithral.
Clamp is a broad spectrum antibiotic and covers Gram positive cocci as well.
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