In this age group this form of diarrhoea can be due to a parasite called giardia which is not eliminated by the usual worm treatments. The treatment for this parasite is a medicine called Flagyl syrup.Before trying this treatment it is important to send a fresh stool sample to the laboratory to be tested for this particular parasite and also at the same time to make sure that he does not have another kind of infection such as a bacterial or viral infection.Ask your GP to send off the stool sample to the nearest pathology laboratory.
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