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Infant. Loose motion. Introduced to new food. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:This is Dr. XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:Hello Maam. I have a query about my daughter
User:She is just one year old. She has loose motions for the past few days.
User:Normally she would eat everything like instant food, rice water, properly boiled rice and breast milk...
User:but in the past few days she has loose motions which has lately become continuous... We are trying to give Coslyte water and milk.
User:other than than she is not able to have anything... dunno what to be given next
User:we just tried bitten rice flakes... she vomited
Doctor:Does she have fever?
Doctor:Does stool smells bad?
Doctor:It looks infective diarrhea.
User:Ok. I see
Doctor:She may need treatment with antibiotics.
User:but her stools usually smell when there was no loose motions... the normal bad smell...
Doctor:You will have to consult a Pediatrician for the same.
Doctor:Routine stool examination will demonstrate infection if any.
Doctor:You can get this test done under your pediatrician's guidance.
User:meanwhile what food can she have... Can we give her pomegranate juice or anything of that sort
Doctor:Till then, give her plenty of liquid diet whichever she accepts.
Doctor:Additionally, ORS (Oral rehydration solution) has to be given to make up for electrolyte loss.
Doctor:This is easily available in pharmacy.
User:Is Coslyte an alternative to ORS?
Doctor:Yeah. You can continue Coslyte.
User:Anything specific in the liquid food you would suggest?
Doctor:You can give her coconut water, rice water, fruit juices of her choice and of course breast milk.
User:and can we continue with Lactogen since we are wondering it may worsen her motions? Although she accepts it..
Doctor:You can try to stop it for some time, look for any improvement. Also try to to avoid milk and milk products (Other than breast milk).
Doctor:Sometimes, lactose intolerance also causes diarrhea
User:Well one thing...
User:She traveled out of station a week back, and we also introduced junior horlicks - stage 1 and Cerelac 4 during this period. We observed that her loose motions started after that...
Doctor:Please go ahead.
User:although we stopped both the food after 2 days... but the motions are still on...
Doctor:There is a possibility that she might have contracted infection during your travel period.
Doctor:Additionally, any new food takes some time to get adjusted.
Doctor:It is good you stopped it right now.
Doctor:Introduce new food gradually, one by one once she recovers of it.
Doctor:I feel, this is right time for you to consult her pediatrician.
Doctor:to make sure infection is the reason.
Doctor:Is there anything else i can help you with?
User:Thanks a lot for the suggestions
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Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
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