Child passing motions more than usual. Is it normal? - Online Doctor Chats
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Dr my daughter who is around 1.5 years is passing motions more than usual
around 3-4 times a day...she is eating and playing well
her activities are normal and she remains active all during the day
its just that her motion are more of liquid rather than solids
so is there something wrong or is it normal?
It depends on many factors
I would like to know her diet
How much milk does she take in a day?
around half litre of cow's milk
rest of the diet include pulses, fruits, boiled vegetables, cereals and chapatti
The diet seems ok
For how long does she have the loose motions?
around 3 four days
its not actually loose motion
Does she have fever?
Do you see mucus in stools?
no i don't so...
Any different colour of stools?
bright yellow some time
so do u suspect something abnormal?
No there nothing seems abnormal
Just loose motions can be safely ignored
All we can do for now is take care of her diet
Give her pure water to drink
ORS-l can also be given
gatorade is another type of oral rehydration
These can be given after each motion, just to balance electrolyte loss
Give cereal more often
Also give yogurt or buttermilk
ok. do i need to be watchful of any symtoms?
She should get better in a few days
Yes you may watch for any other symptoms like fever, change in colour of stools, mucus in stools etc
Also her caregiver should be asked to take care of her diet
Is she taking any medicines?
Since some medicines may also cause it
Avoid giving her unnecessary medicines
no medicines...except for gripe water once a day
Gripe should be given in limits
Upto one spoon in a day
thank u very much doctor
Thanks for consulting
bye....i will log out from the chat now
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