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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   he has a problem of iregulor latrin(stool)
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   lot of gas in stomac formed.
Doctor :  
Are you speaking of your daughter?
User :   he has feeding breast milk and lectogen1
User :   no.abt my boy
Doctor :  
ok.
Doctor :  
May i know the age of your boy?
User :   4 .5 month only
Doctor :  
Since when is he having the symptoms?
User :   from past 1month
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
Is there any abdominal distension or vomiting?
User :   after 4-5 days only stool comesout
User :   yes vomiting tendency is there
Doctor :  
Ok.
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Since when have you started lactogen feeds
User :   from past 1.5 month
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Is he active otherwise?
User :   ys active
Doctor :  
Ok.
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Does he cry when he passes stools?
User :   no
Doctor :  
I shall explain you.
User :   but his stool color geenish type
User :   greenish type
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
I shall explain you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is a temporary problem and can be seen in any infant.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
They usually develop along with weaning food.
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It will over a period of time improve.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Look for episodes of abdominal distension, omiting or decreaed activity.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If any such episodes develop he has to be taken to the hospital to find out if he has any intestinal problems.
User :   ok
Doctor :   While feeding try small amounts and then slowly increase the feeds.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
he will be fine in a moth or 2 months time.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
We shall avioid any kind of medicines on him because he is very comfortable now.
Doctor :  
The vomiting tendancy will be there immediately after you feed him.
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so immediately after feeding him
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You will have to pick him up and gently tap his back.'
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This will avoid vomiting.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   ys
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Is there any other query that you need my help?
User :   may i use Gripe water
Doctor :  
You can use it.
User :   if he feel any uneasy due to gastic
Doctor :  
grape water will help.
Doctor :  
It may not bring the gas down.
User :   do u prescribe any other medicine for him
Doctor :  
But it will comfort his stomack of any pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You mean to get the gas down?
User :   ys
User :   and for digestion too
Doctor :   Digestion will be better when you feed him small feeds and slowly.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
I would have given him some medicines if he was grown up.
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All pediatrician avoid unnecessary medications in infanis less than a year.
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For the fear of complications.
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So i would advise you to not give any unnecessary medications.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Better to control it using diet.
User :   ok
User :   but incase of fever?
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form and you can ask if there is any other query too?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Yes if he has fever you have to first bring down the fever using tipid sponging.
User :   wht tipid
Doctor :  
It means rub the body parts, armpits fore head with slightly warm water to bring the temperature down.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
There are paracetamol syrups available and one of the safest medicines that can be tried.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
But the dose has to be according to the pediatricians advise.
Doctor :  
I can advise you if you can tell me his weight.

User :   i can't say his wt at this moment.I have not chq that past 2 month
Doctor :  
yes keep monitoring his weight once in a month.
User :   ok sir
Doctor :  
till he reaches the first year.
User :   thanks for chatting and for ur valuable advise
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Is there any other query?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :  
Its my pleasure too.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ok. bye
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