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Suggest remedy for mucus in stool

my baby is almost six months old by this january 4, these past days, she began to get slimy stools and i got stool test for her and it came out that she had amoeba, then the pediatrician prescribed methanidazole for her,after taking 6 ml, she began to get swollen gums and she was crying and didn t want to drink milk. i bought her to see another doctor and got her stool examined again and found out that she didn t have amoeba but she had bacteria because there was mucus in her stool, the doctor prescribed chloramphenicol and she took 7 ml already out of the 28 ml that she must take. and the doctor asked me to reduce the scoop of formula milk. now, the stool always comes out every time she farts and the stools that come out are just in small quantity and the stool is still the same, still have mucus. what is wrong with my baby, should i continue the chloramphenicol palmitate. please help me
Fri, 31 May 2019
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Hi,

Please be informed that amoebic cysts are common in the stool routine and it needs treatment only if there are trophozoites in the stool routine.

Treating it with metronidazole might have induced antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and I suggest you stop all antibiotics and give only Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology

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