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3 month old having continuous watery motion. Should I worry ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My 3 month old baby is having continous motion from morning
User:she was fine till last night but suddenly i dont know what happened
Doctor:Do not be worried.
Doctor:Let me know if your baby has other symptoms too?
User:but she is crying from morning during motion
User:no other symptoms....motion clor is also fine only yellow
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:May I know how many episodes of stools has she passed today?
Doctor:Is the stool watery in consistency?
Doctor:Is there any blood staining?
User:no blood....around 7-8 times
Doctor:Is it completely watery?
User:no...some what watery
Doctor:Is she vomiting too?
User:no vomiting
Doctor:Has she passed urine well today?
User:yah she is doing that
Doctor:Thanks for providing the information.
Doctor:It seems she has some intestinal infection.
Doctor:I suggest the following measures.
User:yah please tell me
Doctor:1. Keep her well hydrated with fluids and breast feeds.
Doctor:You can mix one packet of ORS with warm water and keep feeding her after every episode of stool
Doctor:2. Bifilac sachets are available over the counter at pharmacy.
User:bifilac is a company or formula?
Doctor:This XXXXXXX needs to be mixed with a small cup. The mixture should be fed to her thrice a day.
Doctor:The contents to be discarded and new one prepared every time (that is three times).
Doctor:Bifilac is the name of the medicine and not company.
User:ok doctor
User:can i mix bifilac in milk
Doctor:3. In addition zincovit infant syrups are available at all pharmacy stores. You can give 0.5ml twice a day.
User:i am already giving 0.5 ml zincovit daily doctor
Doctor:Bifilac can be mixed with plain water.
Doctor:Continue zincovit.
Doctor:4. Watch her symptoms. If the frequency of stool worsens, if the stools become watery with mucous particles;
User:do i need to personally visit doctor
Doctor:if she becomes very irritable, if there is reduction in amount of urine; you need to visit her doctor.
Doctor:It is important that her hydration is maintained well with fluids.
Doctor:Continuous loose stool poses risks of dehyration. Therefore do not be hesitant to see her doctor if stools continue to persists by the end of the day.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions? further quea..thnx
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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