first i must make it clear that there is no medication available for children that can stop a diarrhoeal episode instantly. and whatever is available is not recommended to be used in children as they have very serious side effects like intestinal obstruction
that may prove fatal to your child.
at this age most of the diarrhea
episodes are viral in origin mostly rotavirus
specially if stool is not associated with blood or mucous and it does not require any specific treatment other than maintaining adequate hydration.
generally it subsides within a week without any problem if the hydration is maintained well.
some other medicines that is of help is Zinc suspension and may be probiotics.
in diet you can give semisolid preparations of whole grain cereals and pulses, banana, whoile grain bread, avoid processed food or junk food, avoid plain glucose water, etc.
danger signs that you should watch for would be, excessive lethargy
or irritability, refusal to feed, intractable vomiting
, not passing urine for long etc, in which case you should get an urgent advice.
soo please be patient and wait for diarrhea to subside on its own.
wish speedy recovery of your son
Dr. Amit Kumar