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Child had loose stools, prescribed darolac powder with honey. Safe?

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My baby is six months old.Had loose stools five times daily.Doctor prescribed darolac powder with honey.Is it safe to take honey at this age.

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Posted Thu, 3 Oct 2013 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 11 minutes later
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Honey is not safe at this age.

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Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Honey is not safe in children below the age of 1 year because of the risk of infant botulism.

Honey is the source for the growth of a bacteria known as Clostridium which is responsible the causation of infant botulism.

Hence I suggest you not to give Darolac with honey.

Instead you can mix Darolac powder in small quantity of expressed breast milk or purified water.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

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