My 2 year old got pneumonia 2 weeks ago, our doctor prescribed her 3 different meds. Which I gave my daughter.. But, a week later my daughter gets diarrhea and I take her back to the doctor he tells me he thinks its an ear infection and puts her on sulfamethoxazole 8ml 2x a day. I never seen my daughter pulling at her ears or anything. I ended up taking her to the ER last night over the dirrhea, which finally stopped. The ER Dr never said anything about my daughter having an ear infection. After researching the sulfamethoxazole I don't feel conformable giving it to my daughter. Our doctor has always been wonderful but this one time I don't feel like I should give her this med.Answer Question
Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 10:43 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 10:45 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
hmm, well usually that would be prescribed for a uti...i mean i guess it could be ok for an ear infection, but i am not sure why they wouldn't just give her amoxicillin (sp?)..... (maybe because she had diarrhea already?). but anyway, i would simply take her back for a second opinion, and then say that you would prefer a different antibiotic. also, if she (or you for that matter) are ever on a antibiotic and you get diarrhea from it, probiotics work really well to repopulate the 'good' bacteria and get you back to normal. but if you don't feel right with the diagnosis, get a second opinion (if you go to a group practice, see a different dr.), and you can always tell the dr. that you don't feel comfortable with that medicine and would prefer something different.
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