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Suffering from diarrhea for a month. Stool test showing infection. Antibiotics giving temporary relief. Remedy?

My mother is 58 years old and suffering with continues loose motion since more than 1 months, after taking antibiotics she gets temporary relief but again it stats after the impact of the medicine get over. our family doctor suggested a stool test done and it found some infection in the stool. doctor has given some medicine but it gives only temporary relief and still not get resolved completely. please see if you can help. Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
I have read you mail in detail. In my personal opinion stop your antibiotic for 2-3 days and than get you stool culture examination done. The report will give you the exact name of the bacteria which is causing infection and also a list of drug which is effecting in stopping the infection and stop the growth of bacteria.
Consult your doctor with report and select 1-2 antibiotic from the list and get a complete course of it. Till the report comes keep your mother hydrated and give her electrolyte powder.
Give her hygienic light food and semiliquid diet.
Give only RO filtered water or boiled water.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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