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Took Cefdinir for ear infection. Wednesday started cramping,

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Took Cefdinir for ear infection. Wednesday started cramping, very little stool with mucus. Running a fever cramping about every 20 to 30 min.
I went to walkin clinic was told to take Benadryl 1 to 2 tablets every six hours and Zantac 150 mg two times a day
Is this what I should be doing for a cure?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.

Well from what you are describing it sounds like that you have developed an infection of the intestines, this is what is apparent from the stool with mucus in it as well as a abdominal cramping along with fever. This can be due to a bacterial infection or even due to C.Difficile infection which can occur after use of antibiotics. The antihistamines and zantac would not be able to take care of this infection, the fever indicates that this is likely to be a bacterial infection and these medications would not solve the problem. Now i think you need to get the following done,

1) Stool Analysis

2) Stool Culture

3) Stool for C.Diff toxin

4) CBC

And at the same time you should be started on empiric antibiotics, like metronidazole 400 mg thrice a day until the tests results come back. It is possible that you may need to be started on other antibiotics like ciprofloxacin as well. But i do feel you need revaluation and for this you need to visit your doctor or if the fever is persistent visit an urgent care center or the ER ASAP!

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