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Having diarrhea. Stool test showing pus cells. Medication?

I am a 54-year-old female with a normal healthy vegetarian-only diet. Of late since one week, I have been having diarrhea . After 4-5 days of diarrhoea, I went for a Stool routine which indicated that there are 3-4/hpf of smear and pus cells. Stool occult is negative Stool R/E (Ova, cyst , parasite) Not seen Stool consistency Watery. Kindly guide me with these findings.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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In view of details you are having gastroenteritis. Usually treatment is directed towards maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance.

Maintaining hydration and electrolyte balance with increased oral fluid intake and some salt may be helpful.
Oral loperamide (Imodium) may help reducing intestinal motility and give symptomatic relief. Oral antiemetic (Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate) can help controlling vomiting(If you develop nausea). Combination of ciprofloxacin and metrogyl can also be tried.And if symptoms persist a stool culture and course of antibiotics may be considered.


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