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Gastric reflex causing loose stools in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My daughter, 9 weeks old weighing 5.1 kg, otherwise absolutely healthy has developed frothy loose copious watery stools from the last two days. She is well hydrated and is wholly on breast milk. Yesterday she has been prescribed Taxim O , Folcivite Dis Tab & Neopeptin drops. Her stools had turned green yesterday, her mucus is 1+, & pus cells 6 to 8. From today on, she is averse to feeding, she is passing stools, small in quantity and totally cranky. The advising pediatrician is unavailable today being Sunday. My local doc told me that Taxim O is not the medicine of choice for my daughter. We are wholly confused and today being Sunday we do not know what to do!!??
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
Let me read it first
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and I can give you better answer
Doctor :  
Please give me few minutes
User :   fine
User :   weight gain adequate, no fever, abdomen soft , chest clear
User :   neopeptin 7 drops bd
Doctor :   Who gave you TAXIM O drops

User :   the pediatrician
User :   from yesterday night
User :   3.5 ml
Doctor :  
and did you start on it?
User :   yes
User :   so yesterday night taxim 0
User :   today morning taxim o too
User :   local doc told me to discontinue
User :   today evening
Doctor :  
So you are confused between your pediatrician and your local doctor
Doctor :  
Is it?
User :   yes and the pediatrician is unavailable today
User :   about this taxim o and also I want to know the prognosis of the disease
User :   like tomorrow morn i can take her to the doctor but tonight what do I do
Doctor :   What is the birth weight of the baby
Doctor :  
and how is she coping up all these days?
User :   one sec pls
User :   3.3 kg
User :   till yesterday she was only cranky
User :   today after every feeding she is passing yellow frothy stool
User :   and showing signs of general weakness and tiredness
User :   she is passing adequate urine though
User :   just now she fed for 5 minutes and she has passed stool
User :   her anal region has become red from the constant passing of stools
Doctor :  
User :   so in despeartion I am chating with u online
Doctor :  
Since she is well hydrated you should not worry
User :   despeartion
User :   accha
User :   what about taxim o
Doctor :  
This is gastro colic
Doctor :   sorry gastric reflex
User :   should it be given or not? what does gastro colc mean with mucus
User :   1+ & pus cell 6 to 8
User :   ok what does this reflex mean
Doctor :  
Whenever you give something it comes out in the form of stool
User :   b4 this she passed stool only once a day
User :   ok, accha
Doctor :  
that too when there is an illness
Doctor :  
and more over the antibiotic will increase the stool
User :   ok...and what about this taxim o, doc?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Taxim O can be continued
User :   ok...
Doctor :  
till next day
Doctor :  
though it is not required.
User :   so meaning tomorrow?
Doctor :  
Since you have started on it I advise you to continue
Doctor :  
on it as if you stop it some resistance come to the bacteria
Doctor :  
Keep giving her proper feeds
User :   till I physically visit a doctor tomorrow or should continue for full 7 days and then visit the docotr
User :   she is unwilling to take feeds
Doctor :  
Continue it till tomorrow
User :   ok
User :   thanks and what is the prognosis for her condition
User :   how long will it all take to get over?
Doctor :   It should clear in next one day
User :   k
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :  
I mean the frequency reduces in a day but complete in next 48 to 72 hours
User :   ok
Doctor :  
For the rash near the anal region
User :   and you are docotr
User :   yes?
Doctor :  
change the diapers, do not keep them wet
User :   we are applying coconut oil
Doctor :  
Apply zinc oxide as a thin film
Doctor :  
or Nivea cream is also
User :   where can we get it?
User :   ok nivea cream is fine
Doctor :  
thin film
Doctor :  
do not apply thick
User :   tonight everything is shut
User :   ok
User :   tonight she'll have to do with cocnut oil
User :   thanks I am happy talking to you
Doctor :  
Do you have Lactocalamine
User :   yes
Doctor :  
User :   yes
Doctor :  
You can apply Lactocalamine
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form
User :   ok
User :   continuin with taxim o tonight and then visitng a doc tomorro morning
User :   bye
User :   and thanks
Doctor :  
User :   good night
Doctor :  
Do not worry he will be alright
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