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What type of antibiotics are usefull for treating a stomach

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What type of antibiotics are usefull for treating a stomach infection, caused by drinking too much alcohol?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


Can you please further elaborate the problem? What are the symptoms? Is the stomach infection associated with the chronic alcohol intake and liver function deterioration? Did you doctor mention the diagnosis? What are the investigations done?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The symtoms are stomach spasms, severe gas and diareoa. I have had this problem twice before, in the last 2yrs. Each time it was treated and cured with a 3day course of antibiotics, however I have forgotten which antibiotics I was given. This problem is caused by too much alcohol intake, I drink large amounts of whisky every night.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


You can try Ciprofloxacin and Metronidazole combination. The other combination which works as good is Norfloxacin and Metronidazole. The symptoms may also occur because of the eatables you had with the whiskey like salads etc.

Getting a stool examination would be prudent. If the symptoms do not abate, consult your physician. Drink plenty of water and electrolyte solution to keep yourself properly hydrated and preventing electrolyte disturbances.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your advice
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

You are welcome.

Best wishes and kindest regards.

Dr. Arun