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I'm sorry to hear about this
Do you have any chills or fever?
ANy blood in your stool?
no......a lot of mucus
I see, have you tried anything yet?
just not eating........and then eating bland, the "BRAT" diet
I see, from your description, I think you have an infection, and I think it may be bacterial in origin, I think you will require an antibiotic like Cipro to treat this
that makes sense
do you mean like a parasite
In the mean time you should continue to drink lots of fluids
it could be a parasite, but it may also be bacteria
what type of antibiotic does cipro fall into. I have several allergies to antibiotics
yes, from food
It is a fluoroquinolone
I see. thank you
Is it contagious?
You're quite welcome
It should not be contagious if you wash your hands after every bowel movement
I have a lot of gas as well. Is that also a common symptom?
Yes, that is a common symptom, it is a sign of intestinal irritation
OK, thank you