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

Child has diarrhea and runny nose. Started ragi and ghee. Suggestions?

Does ragi cause cold in infants?i have noticed my 8 month has always blocked nose and running nose since i started ragi. i dont know whether it is her formula or is it ragi. yrsterday after giving ragi she had diahrroea. The day before i gave her rice with sweet potato and ghee. first time i am introducing ghee. so i want to know what may be the cause of her diarrhoea and running nose.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  224
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Cold is usually caused by viral infections.

But id you find the child getting cold and diarrhea after giving ragi consistently, stop giving ragi and observe.

And don't introduce many new foods at a time as it is very difficult to find out which is causing the problems.

Introduce only one variety at a time and gradually increase it over 1 week to 10 days if there are no other problems.

Whenever child develops any problem after giving a new food, stop that food and get treated your child for those symptoms.

Maintain hydration by giving sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte.

Consult your Pediatrician for the treatment of his diarrhea and cold.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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