Posted by: friend | 2009/06/08

Intestinal infection

My friend has been suffering from mild diaree for the last 2 weeks no vomiting. She suffered intestinal infection 3 years ago while traveling through Napals - they treated with antibiotics but said it might come back. She now saw blood in her stool. And have more cramping. She also needs to go to Mocambique - does she need to take maleria meds.
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Dear Friend
She needs to take malaria prophylaxis when going to Mozambique. If she has blood in her stool she needs to have her stool sent to a lab to identify the bacteria and she probably needs antibiotics. If she can't afford this, let her go to the outpatients of a state/provincial hospital for treatment?
Dr Bets

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