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Medicines for diarrhea in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi , My 12 month old son had sticky motions. We gave him nor metrogyl. he was fine for two to three days. Then started loose motions since yesterday( 4 to 5 times). We gave him gramogyl since yesterday night. But not improved. Please suggest
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   My 12 month old son had sticky motions. We gave him nor metrogyl. he was fine for two to three days. Then started loose motions since yesterday( 4 to 5 times). We gave him gramogyl since yesterday night. But not improved. Please suggest
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   I am reading your query
User :   ok
User :   any suggestions...
Doctor :   please wait
User :   Sure
Doctor :   Is it prescribed by Pediatrician?
User :   Yes. it was
Doctor :   How many movements you baby had initially?
User :   4 to 5 times but sticky..
Doctor :   How many days course of Metrogyl he advised
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Does you kid pass any worms?
User :   Nope.
Doctor :   I suggest you to stop the Metrogyl now.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Usually 4-5 loose motions will get better without any treatment
Doctor :   Give elecrolyes
User :   ok. yesterday & today it happened.
Doctor :   Make sure you give enough fluids
User :   ok. will Nutrolin B help ?
Doctor :   Mix electrolyes sachets in fluids.
Doctor :   Continue the regular food
User :   ok..
User :   it's 4 to 5 times by now today . if it increases any suggestions?
Doctor :   If it becomes watery, and frequency increases to 8 times
Doctor :   then you need to worry.
Doctor :   Basic treatment is fluid replacement
User :   ok..
Doctor :   And if the baby has intolerable diarrhea, give sporolac powder
Doctor :   two times a day
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Mix it with any drink and give two times a day
User :   It is same as Nutrolin B plus right..
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Did I answer your query.
User :   Yes. We are giving cold medicine .. is there any reason that causing this?
User :   Relent ..Ascoril..
User :   and synclar
User :   should we stop these until he gets better ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   would these cause motions...
Doctor :   It is good to stop medication when there is diarrhoeaa.
Doctor :   Use normal saline nose drops
User :   Sure doctor. Thanks a lot.
Doctor :   2 drops in each nostril 3 -4 times a day
User :   Yes..
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