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What Does Yeast Content In The Stool Indicate?

Hi doctor, my son is 4 months old now. He is having NAN HA1 milk. His poop is grEen in colour. I checked the stool in the lab. He got entamoeba coli. Then gave him Flagyl medicine. After the medicine is over, I sent his stool again n there was entamoeba histolica. Again I gave flagyl and gabbryl medicine. Now getting better. Medicine is almost over, sent the stool and the result is no parasite but there is yeast cell (+). What doesn t that mean. Pls reply.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016
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Hi...it is not common to have amoebic infections at 4 months of age in a baby with normal immunity (considering your boy is growing properly and not having multiple health problems apart from this). This is mainly spread by oral route; the cysts, which are not seen by naked eye, get contaminated with food. This is uncommon in a only milk fed baby as there is very less chance of contamination of feed. May be any member of your family is a asymptomatic carrier who needs treatment. Prepare baby's feed in a properly washed utensil, use cup and spoon or paladie, avoid using feeding bottles, and wash your hands as per WHO recommendation ( available in WHO website) before preparing feeds. If your baby is sick don't delay in visiting your pediatrician.
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What Does Yeast Content In The Stool Indicate?

Hi...it is not common to have amoebic infections at 4 months of age in a baby with normal immunity (considering your boy is growing properly and not having multiple health problems apart from this). This is mainly spread by oral route; the cysts, which are not seen by naked eye, get contaminated with food. This is uncommon in a only milk fed baby as there is very less chance of contamination of feed. May be any member of your family is a asymptomatic carrier who needs treatment. Prepare baby s feed in a properly washed utensil, use cup and spoon or paladie, avoid using feeding bottles, and wash your hands as per WHO recommendation ( available in WHO website) before preparing feeds. If your baby is sick don t delay in visiting your pediatrician.