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Loose motions for 10 months old. Any medications you suggest ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Sir
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My kid is 10+ months old and from today morning three times had loose motion
User:First motion in the morning was fine
User:Could you please suggest any medication or you want us to take him to hospital to show doctor.
Doctor:Was the stools watery or semisolid in nature?
Doctor:Was there any blood stains in the stool?
User:watery and no blood stains
Doctor:Any fever or vomiting?
User:Everything is normal, he is sleeping now
Doctor:3 episodes of loose stool does not signify a serious problem. However continuous loose stools can make your child dehydrated.
Doctor:Therefore I suggest the following measures:
Doctor:1. Keep giving extra fluids - water, rice gruel and any other type of fluids you been feeding him.
User:His mother yesterday had ground nuts roti, Khara, Seva etc. Whether this has caused this loose motion.
Doctor:2. Mix one packet of ORS powder in about 100ml of warm water and feed the child every time he passes watery stools.
Doctor:3. Mix one XXXXXXX of Bifilac powder in a small bowel of water and feed him three times a day.
Doctor:Note that every time you need to prepare a fresh sample; do not give already prepared mixture.
Doctor:4. Take zincovit syrup 1ml once a day for 2-5 days.
Doctor:I expect him to feel better with these measures.
Doctor:If loose stools persists, visit your pediatrician for clinical examination.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yesterday Kid had Musce Melon too
Doctor:It is possible that the current symptoms could be a reaction/allergy to any of the food products.
Doctor:Avoid any new food including musc mellon.
Doctor:You can restart them after a few weeks and see if symptoms recur.
Doctor:If they recur, then you need to avoid such food products.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Previously multiple times he had musc mellon
User:ORS and Bifilac ssachet any specific specification?
Doctor:They are brand names easily available at your nearest pharmacy. You can ask for the same.
Doctor:They are water mixed preparations and can be feed as much as your child wants.
Doctor:ORS preparation - for every loose stools
User:For kids any specific grams sachet? No probs I can ask Medical store guy
Doctor:Bifilac preparation - three times a day.
Doctor:It comes with a standard dosage. You need not specify any particular dose to them.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:How long it will take to cure? If it doesn't cure by end of day can I take him to hospital?
Doctor:Generally such symptoms resolve in a day or two.
Doctor:You can consider visiting the doctor, if the frequency of loose stool is more than 10 in a day or if symptoms persists for more than 2 days.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Thank you Very Much
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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