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Antibiotics are required in dysentry
and not in diarrhea
. In dysentry there is blood in stool
. Pain while passing stool and fever may be associated. Normally diarrhea are caused by virus and antibiotics have no role.
One should monitor for dehydration
in case of diarrhea.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
6. Decreasing passage of urine.
ORS should be given or any fluid containing salt and sugar may be useful.
Zinc containing syrups will help.
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