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Treatment for diarrhea in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My daughter has got infectious diarrhea
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   what is the possible solution?
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   May i know since when your child has diarrhea ?
User :   and my daughter and wife is not here in bangalore, they are in home town
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   2 days back
Doctor :   I need some details of the illness to understand the problem and advice you the solution
User :   they consulted a doctor over there, and doctor suggested some medicine
User :   sure
Doctor :   My i know what medicine she is on ?
User :   neopeptine
User :   and zinconia
User :   both are syrup
User :   suggested 2.5ml two times a day
Doctor :   ok ,Neopeptine is for abdominal pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   is she still passing loose stools ?
User :   ya, since night 8 times
Doctor :   ok, as it is more frequent she might be getting dehydrated
User :   whenever she is eating anything, just after that she is passing stool
User :   in fact couple of time when she drunk water, she passed stool
Doctor :   i suggest you to hydrate her well with either ORS solution or with home made fluids like Home made ORS , Butter milk , tender coconut milk, fruit juces with glucose
Doctor :   give these fluids sip by sip
Doctor :   do not load them over a short time
Doctor :   take about a hour to give 250 ml of fluid
Doctor :   do not feed with any other solid food
Doctor :   not even Malts
User :   ok
Doctor :   Add a pinch of salt in any fluids other than ORS in feeding the child
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   is there any medicine required?
User :   or these 2 seems to be fine
Doctor :   yes, it depends on the type of diarrhea which can be determined after detailed examination of the child
User :   u mean physical examination is must?
Doctor :   no both do not help much , she might have to be put on antibiotics
User :   is there not any test which can tell the type
Doctor :   yes after a physical examination
Doctor :   Stool analysis may help in identifying the exact infection
User :   ook
Doctor :   but a physical examination will help first to know whether its a infective diarrhea or and GI upset
Doctor :   after the examination only the need for the stool test can be affirmed
User :   my wife consulted one doctor over there and he was saying its infective diarrhea
User :   is zinconia is an antiinfective?
Doctor :   then she needs a stool test and antibiotics to be put on
Doctor :   no, its not antibiotic
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   byee
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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