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Infant with diarrhea. Could it be due to teething? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:how can I help u today ?
User:My child is 19 months
User:she is getting her tooths
User:from 2 days she is getting loose motion
User:her weight is around 10 kg
Doctor:Is it watery ? any foul smell ?
Doctor:any issues with eating ? appetite decreased ?
Doctor:is she able to speak or respond to your speech ?
User:yes, she is able to speak and respond
Doctor:is she playing well or feels weak and is sleepy ?
User:she is very active,
Doctor:how many times has she passed watery stools ?
Doctor:since the last 2 days ?
User:once today, and three times yesterday
Doctor:any fever , vomiting, abdominal pain etc ?
Doctor:most likely, she may be having a food poisoning
User:is it food poisoning
Doctor:you can give her some ORS solutions like electral powder with water, to keep her hydrated
User:i tought because of teeth it is
Doctor:teething does not result in loose stools
Doctor:just continue with the ORS, and continue proper feeding , as and when she wants
Doctor:the diarrhea , is very mild and should stop by itself
User:in the night, i try to give more food, that is dal and rice quantity is more, is it because of that
Doctor:in case she develops high fever, vomiting, and if the diarrhea worsens (increases in volume and Frequency) within the next 24 hours, or if your child appears less active, she may need a course of antibiotics , and supportive medications
Doctor:no, that is not the reason
Doctor:In such a condition, she might need to be seen by a pediatrician, who give examine her and give her the proper medications
User:Her pediatrician has suggested Entergeromine
Doctor:you can give her that
Doctor:it is a probiotic supplement, helps to manage diarrhea
User:His name is Mr. XXXXXXX Anwekar
User:Her weight is 10 kg, is that ok for a 19 months old child
Doctor:yes, that is adequate , no issues with that
User:any tonics for her. I want to start some tonic
User:please suggest
Doctor:You can give her , Chyavanprash ONCE IN THE day and once in the evening
User:please suggest if i should give enterogerime or arrow root, which would be good and effective
Doctor:or PEDIASURE, (protien supplement) can also be given to her
User:ok, i will start withe pediasure.
Doctor:both are fine
Doctor:Arrowroot, is a traditional medication, which has good benefits
Doctor:enterogerime , will also help improve digestion and absorption , so you can give that too
User:i was giving pediasure earlier but stopped now
User:one more thing
User:because of winter, she cheeks are getting reddish and rough, please suggest wat should i apply on her cheeks
Doctor:You can apply Moisturisers like Evion OR Nivea , or Aloe Vera cream
Doctor:avoid using harsh soaps
Doctor:try Sandal wood soaps or Dove , pears like soaps
Doctor:they will solve the issue
User:johnsons soup would be good?
Doctor:yes, you can use that
User:ok thanks doctor
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good day
User:you too
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