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Child is constantly hungry, hard tummy. Taken antibiotics for giardia. Floating stools. Are we missing something?

i have a niece who is constantly hungry but her tummy is very hard and starts at the ribs down. She seems a bit unchildlike at times but this could be because shes an only child. I m worried she is fighting something noone is seeing. Her mum has recently had her diagnosed with giardia and two doses of antibiotics have been given. I dont believe the problem is beeing treated properly as her tummy is still very hard. Her stool today was very porous/ floaty and she has no problem doing a n.o two twice a day. i m sure she has had something going on since she was a baby. i feel we are all missing something.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
I suggest you to get your niece examined by pediatrician as she needs stool examination routine and culture.
After report doctor will decide accordingly.
In the meantime give her plenty of fluids,coconut water,lemonade,curd,rice porridge.
Avoid all kind of fried and junk food.

Wishing your niece good health.
God bless.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
I advise you to take her to the Pediatrician and get examined her to find any abnormality of her tummy whether it is hard or soft.
Don't come to a conclusion of having giardiasis without the Pediatrician consultation.
Don't give any self medication without a doctor prescription.
Give plenty of water and oral rehydration solution sips.
Consult a Pediatrician for the examination of child and treatment advise.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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