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Child passing motions more than usual. Is it normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Nov-2013
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User:hi doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Dr my daughter who is around 1.5 years is passing motions more than usual
User:around 3-4 times a day...she is eating and playing well
User:her activities are normal and she remains active all during the day
User:its just that her motion are more of liquid rather than solids
User:so is there something wrong or is it normal?
Doctor:It depends on many factors
Doctor:I would like to know her diet
Doctor:How much milk does she take in a day?
User:around half litre of cow's milk
User:rest of the diet include pulses, fruits, boiled vegetables, cereals and chapatti
Doctor:The diet seems ok
Doctor:For how long does she have the loose motions?
User:around 3 four days
User:its not actually loose motion
Doctor:Does she have fever?
Doctor:Do you see mucus in stools?
User:no i don't so...
Doctor:Any different colour of stools?
User:bright yellow some time
User:so do u suspect something abnormal?
Doctor:No there nothing seems abnormal
Doctor:Just loose motions can be safely ignored
Doctor:All we can do for now is take care of her diet
Doctor:Give her pure water to drink
Doctor:ORS-l can also be given
Doctor:gatorade is another type of oral rehydration
Doctor:These can be given after each motion, just to balance electrolyte loss
Doctor:Give cereal more often
Doctor:Also give yogurt or buttermilk
Doctor:Avoid juices
User:ok. do i need to be watchful of any symtoms?
Doctor:She should get better in a few days
Doctor:Yes you may watch for any other symptoms like fever, change in colour of stools, mucus in stools etc
Doctor:Also her caregiver should be asked to take care of her diet
Doctor:Is she taking any medicines?
Doctor:Since some medicines may also cause it
Doctor:Avoid giving her unnecessary medicines
User:no medicines...except for gripe water once a day
Doctor:Gripe should be given in limits
Doctor:Upto one spoon in a day
User:thank u very much doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:bye....i will log out from the chat now
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