Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
139 Doctors are Online

Suffering from stomach infection and diarrhea. Due to lactose intolerance?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 1444 Questions
hi doc,
my 5 months 3 weeks old baby had been suffering from stomach infection one week back and doc gave antibiotics and also changed his lactogen to zerolac. he was passing stool 10 times a day almost. post zerolac his diarrea reduced and he had been doing well. we shifted him back to lactogen since 2day morning and since then he is again back to diarrhea days. he already passed motion 6 times followed by vomitting. I m keepn him hydrated with sips of ors. want to ask is this due to lactose intolerance? should I switch back to zerolac or continue with lactogen? his stools seem to be slimy have started him with probiotic like econorm 2wice daily.
please let me know is this loose motion could be due to lactose intolerance?
should I switch back to zerolac and stop lactogen completely?
can a combination of zerolac and lactogen be given?

note: he is completely on top feed. have introduced him to rice and cerelac rice.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 51 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

I understand your concern.

Since your baby has shown improvement after starting zerolac and symptoms reoccur after stopping.I suggest you to continue with zerolac for some time.

I will not suggest to use combination of lactogen and zerolac.

To confirm if he is lactose intolerant stool examination is required to see for presence of reducing substances.

Continue with oral rehydration solution after each loose stool.
Continue with probiotic as well for few days.
I suggest you to add zinc after consulting your doctor.

Also give him boiled pulses water,coconut water.boiled rice water.

Watch his hydration status,his activity,urine output.

If symptoms persist get him re evaluated by pediatrician for further management.

Hope I have answered your query.If you have any other query I would be glad to help.

God bless!!!

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor