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had diarrhoea for 5 days now. am taking rehydrate and prebiotics. but diarrhoea is not stopping. no blood or faitness issues. other family members have the same symptoms.

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Dr. Gerhardus Coetzer
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Infective Gastroente: M,C and S of stool sample. Treat accordingly. Lots of the time Ecoli or other bacteria. Purbac is a good choice of antibiotics together with a binding agent like smectra.

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