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Abdominal pain, diarrhea. Taken acetaminophen. Urine test shows pus cells. Will doxycycline help?

Good day doctor! 4 days ago, my friend had abdominal pain and diarrhea . He had fever for a day but was relived with acetaminophen 500 mg given as neede. He had his urine and stool examined the next day and it was found that he had pus cells on his urine and was given ciprofloxacin taken twice a day. His stool exam revealed 2+bacteria and 4+ yeast cells. He was prescribed with doxycycline 100mg three times a day. Are the antibiotics prescribed right for his infection?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Dear Friend,
From the history of the pesent illnees, i am to say that you have acquired Urinary Infection, after an attack of Bacterial Diorrhoea though they are not connected to each other. I presume that the diorrhoea was not treated properly (You have not mentioned about the dosage and duration of treatment). Now my advice to you is to have again CIPROFLOXACIN 500mgs BID for 3 days, cosuming plenty of water during the course. This will cure the remaining Bacterial diorrhoea and the urinary Infection (Doxycycline has become obselete now) All the best.......................Dr. Somanath Krishnan
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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