Stool Culture

A stool culture is done to identify the cause of lower gastrointestinal tract infections in case of diarrhea or other symptoms. This diagnostic test distinguishes between pathogenic bacteria that cause digestive tract diseases from the normal flora. It also detects pathogenic viruses and fungi.

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Please suggest treatment for a 3-month-old baby suffering from loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-month-old baby is having loose stools for the past 15 days. The color of the poop has turned from yellow to greenish-yellow with a bad smell. My child is having this issue for seven days. I consulted a pediatrician and he gave an antibiotic injection. But there is no improvement. Ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the number of times of passing stools. Please mention whether you are giving breastfeeding to your child. Do not give him homeopathy medicines. You can give Erythromycin syrup one to three teaspoons four times a day for seven days. Give oral r...  Read Full »

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