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Child has diarrhea, blood in stools, chest infection, taken antibiotic. Dangerous?

Hi, my nearly four year old son, had a diarrhea since being at school today, Last time he pooed his pants starting with pink mucus with some blood spot, then had a more normal stool after getting to the toilet. He s had a chest infection about 10 days ago and got wrong antibiotic which cause him very sick and a lot of stomach upset, it settled AFTER antibiotic has been changed. He doesnt seem very ill today but ive never seen blood in his stool. Is that dangerous? Are those two incidents possibly connected or could it just be a virus causing this?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Bloody diarrhea is a dangerous sign. Monitor your child closely for dehydration, dizziness, lethargy or any abnormal behavior.
Post-antibiotic diarrhea occurs due to wiping out of gut bacteria (good bacteria- those help in digestion) by antibiotics and overgrowth of bad bacteria (like - Clostridium difficile, etc).
Or, your child may have a new infection by amoeba / bacteria.
Stool may be examined for Routine and Microscopic investigations.
However, Visit a doctor (Pediatrician / General Practitioner) and get the treatment started early.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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