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Baby has continuous loose motions. What should be done?

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hi. my one year son has loose motion frm last two ays. wht sh i do.
Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 14 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I can understand your problem.

Monitor for signs of dehydration particulary if there are loose watery stools.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine.

If there is blood or mucus in the stool antibiotics prescribed by your doctor may be required. If there is no blood or mucus in the stool and there is no fever and pain while passing stools then antibiotics have no role.

ORS or any other fluid containing salt and sugar prevents dehydration.

Probiotics and zinc prescribed by your doctor will help.

Viral diarrhea take their own time to subside.

Hope this helps.
Continue to ask further queries as required.
Take care.


Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty,
M.D.(Pediatrics)
Associate Professor,
Pediatrics.


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Follow-up: Baby has continuous loose motions. What should be done? 6 minutes later
hello doctor. wht shd i give to him. may i continue wit instant food.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 1 minute later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your reply.

Continue giving diet as usual. Do not add any thing new during this period.

Continue to breast feed the child if you are breast feeding him.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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Follow-up: Baby has continuous loose motions. What should be done? 4 minutes later
is thr any connection between cough and loose motion. because whenever i gave him o2 . prblm has been converted.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 6 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

There is no relation between cough and loose motions. But if a antibiotic is given for cough like amoxycillin loose motions can occur. Here the loose motions are because of amoxycillin and not because of cough.

I am sorry to mention that I could not understand your query correctly.

because whenever i gave him o2 . prblm has been converted.

Can you clearly repeat the query please.

Thanking you


Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty,
M.D.(Pediatrics)
Associate Professor,
Pediatrics.
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