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Child suffering from dysentery after having sweet. Cure?

2 days before,my 1 yr old baby had a piece of halwa.Right from the next day,ie yesterday,he is suffering from dysentery .By today morning we went to a doctor nearby,but he didnt prescribe any medicine.And said that he will be cured slowly.even after coming home he didnt have control.can you please tell me a sound remedy for this?
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

What is the frequency of stools? Do you see blood in the stools? Does he run high fever?
If you see blood in stools its mostly due to bacterial infection and will need antibiotics.
But below 2 yrs, most common cause is virus that presents with vomiting, watery stools with increased frequency and fever. In such a case antibiotics are not needed.
If he is on breastfeeds, continue that. Avoid cow`s milk, fruit juices. Give him rice based foods, vegetable soups, lots of curd. You may also give him porridges made from rice, roasted bengal gram and sago.
There are no medicines to stop diarrhea immediately.
You can give him probiotics like Econorm that comes in sachets which will reduce the duration of the illness.
Be sure he drinks lot of fluids and passes adequate urine atleast 4 to 5 times a day.
If at any time you find your son very tired, food intake is very less or having high fever, do take him to a pediatrician immediately.
Hope you find my answer helpful.
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
Do you mean watery stool or dysentery which is loose semi watery stools with blood and mucus?
F it is watery stools then no need for any medicines.
You only give extra water and oral electrolyte powder mixed with water.
If it is dysentery you have to do stool examination in lab and decide on treatment.
All the best
God bless
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