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Baby has foul smelling diarrhea. Is it safe to give enterogermina?

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My 20 month old has diarrhoea. Stool is watery yellow and foul smelling. Is enterogermina appropriate? What is the appropriate medication?
Posted Thu, 4 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 21 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Diarrhea in children are usually viral in nature and takes few days to settle. He most likely suffer the same.

Most important thing to maintain hydration.
-Give Oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each stool.
-Give coconut water, lemonade, curd, boiled potato, banana, XXXXXXX puree, rice porridge.
-Give probiotic like lactobacillus or enterogermina for 2 to 3 days.
-Give zinc suspension for 14 days.

Watch for features of dehydration like decreased urine output/lethargy/sunken eyes/decreased skin turgor

In case symptoms persist get him evaluated by pediatrician for proper evaluation and management.

Hope I have answered your query,if you have any other question i would be glad to help.

Wishing your child good health.

God bless!!
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