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1 year old with amoebiasis. Watery black stool, lack of appetite. Any cure?

hi..good morninig doctor,my name is charlene of 1 year old child had a history of amoebiasis since then she's still passing out slightly watery black stool and had a decrease in appetite and most of the time she doesn't eat except milk about 2 bottles of 6oz a day...what can I do? Is there any cure for amoebiasis?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013
Hi Charlene,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Amebiasis is a protozoal gut infection and it can be treated with anti protozoal drug like metronidazole.

And the mainstay of treatment in any diarrhea is to maintain hydration of the child.

Give sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte to maintain hydration.

Monitor hydration by activity, urine out put, and skin turgor.

Maintain strict hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infection to the other family members.

Consult your Pediatrician for examination and for treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

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