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Child having loose stools. Suggest the remedy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Nov-2013
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My son is 2yrs 2 months
User:he is getting loose motion from yesterday.........Yesterday evening I took him to columbia Asia Hospital
User:doctor advised me to give Z&D 1 ML once daily and enterogermina Ampoules
User:one twice daily
User:but there is no improvement............he is still getting loose stools
User:I meants loose motion
Doctor:How many episodes of loose stool did he have today?
Doctor:Is he running fever?
User:3 times
User:till now
Doctor:Does he complain of abdominal pain?
User:yesterday but today no
Doctor:Is he running fever?
User:no fever
Doctor:Did the doctor perform any test yesterday?
User:he checked his stomach
Doctor:Ok, but no stool or blood test right?
User:he said buy today evening if it not stopped, then he had advised stool test
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The medicines given to him are nutritional supplements and probiotics.
Doctor:It helps in improving his body defense and supplement intestinal flora
Doctor:both of these are important while treating intestinal infections.
Doctor:However they do not control loose stools.
Doctor:Symptoms generally should stop as the infection clears.
Doctor:3 episode of loose stool is not concerning if he is active and playful now
Doctor:and has no fever.
Doctor:You can continue the medication.
User:he is active today, but yesterday he was not
Doctor:Encourage him to drink plenty of water or oral rehydrating solution.
User:Will do thank u
Doctor:If the loose stools continue to persist, you can get the stool test.
Doctor:Further treatment can be started after the test.
Doctor:In fact, i would suggest you to wait for a day more
Doctor:to get the test done.
Doctor:If stools continue to be loose and plenty tomorrow or may be later in the evening
Doctor:you can get the tests.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:if i have to give the stool for test, can i collect in the house and give for test
Doctor:You will need to collect the container
Doctor:routine stool test can be collected from home.
Doctor:But if the doctor has ordered for culture or other specific test
User:thank you
Doctor:it is better to leave the sample at the hospital.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:thank you
Doctor:Bye for now.
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