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Treatment for an infant having Diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   My daughter, who is 19 months old... is having loose motions.. 4 times since morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can breif in detail
Doctor :   Like colur / consistency
Doctor :   Is she taking regular feeds?
User :   yellow..
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is it watery or semisolid
Doctor :   Is she dull or active'
User :   semisolid
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is normal...
Doctor :   So she has no difficulty in taking feeds
Doctor :   And active too
Doctor :   This condition is termed as Transitional diarrhoea
User :   she had lunch (dal + rice) in the afternoon... Milk in the evening... now she is refusing to eat anything for dinner (tats normal.. ) we give her milk at around 10-11 pm and then again at around 5-6 pm.
User :   sorry 5-6 am
Doctor :   It common and natural to occurs , due to change in mothers milk consistency and nutrition
Doctor :   Commonly in 4 th and 5th month
Doctor :   All required is proper hydration and feeds
User :   she is not breast fed now.. she is having bottle milk,, but got ur point
User :   she is 19 months old now
Doctor :   When the baby turns sluggish or sleepy following episodes then will require consultation
Doctor :   And examination
User :   k
Doctor :   Sorry 19 months
User :   no
Doctor :   I thought 19 weeks
Doctor :   If that the case she will require antiobiotics
Doctor :   And proper hyfration therapy
Doctor :   Avoid milk products too
Doctor :   *hydration
User :   we have Pedistine on which it is written 'Prebiotic & Probiotics Combination Sachet)'
User :   k
Doctor :   She require antibiotics like Cefexime but calculated from body weight
User :   shud we avoid milk also?
Doctor :   That will not help it sjust to improve the intestinal flora
User :   k.. wat abt Econorm powder?
Doctor :   Thats an probiotic too
Doctor :   Start with bland diet. avoid oily foods
Doctor :   And give her plenty fluids preferabbly tendercocunut
Doctor :   Considering her age i will need to examine her and calculate the dose according to her weight to suggest drugs
User :   k
Doctor :   SO will rather advise you to consult an doctor
User :   sure
User :   sure
Doctor :   For now just follwothe tips suggested and keep asn watch
User :   k
Doctor :   On tiredness/ sleepiness/ vomitting/ If any of the aboive present will require medical care
User :   k
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thtas all, thx
Doctor :   wishing her aspeedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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