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Is it safeto give enterogermina to a one year old to stop loose motions?

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My son is suffering from loose motion. Can I give enterogermina to him. He is one year old.
Posted Sun, 5 Jan 2014 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: Entrogermina & ORS to be considered. Detailed Answer: Hi Dear, Welcome to the XXXXXXX Enterogermina always helps, can be given without much side effects. Take care of the dehydration taking place by giving plenty of liquids like oral rehydration solution, dal rice water, sugar salt water,tea,soups etc at the ratio of about 100 to 150 ml per loose motion. Avoid syrupy, sugary fluids like juices , glucose water etc. Child continues to pass watery stools till the whole infection (viral or bacterial) is expelled out of the body. But if the child is having fever, pain in abdomen, or passing mucoid motion or if stool is blood mixed then one should think of some bacterial infection like dysentry. Stool investigation like routine examination and its culture to be done to know any bug involved. And accordingly be treated with some relavant antibiotic. Please take care of the hygiene. Hope the query is answered. Thanks
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Follow-up: Is it safeto give enterogermina to a one year old to stop loose motions? 22 minutes later
Need to confirm about one more medicine FUROXONE (Furazolidone Oral Suspension). Is it safe to give to one year old. Thanks much for the help.
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 8 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes,IF SURE OF SOME BACT INFECTION Detailed Answer: Hi This is an antibiotic.Frequently used for the children. Can be given if one is suspecting some bacterial infection,either it is confirmed by the stool culture or by the symptoms like foul smelling stools, stomachache before passing stool, excessive gases, fever etc. Hope the query is answered. Thanks
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