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Child suffering from loose motion. Was given ofloxacin, ornidazole. Vomiting after taking medicine. Treatment?

Hi doctor my 1Yr 3 Months old daughter is suffering from loose motion please suggest some remedy, we have consulted with the doctor here they have given a medicine Ofloxacin and ornidazole oral suspension but the baby is not taking it as this is swear and baby does vomit after taking it. Please suggest something as it is getting worst weight of baby is 11KG.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
Diarrhea is a self limited infection. It is due to viral infection and antibiotics will not improve the condition. SO no need to give antibiotics. She will improve in two or three days. But till then you should prevent her from getting dehydrated. Give her lots of fluids as water, butter milk with salt, tender coconut water, rice kanji. Shops have ORS powder. Buy packets and dissolve one packet in one liter of water and give atleast 100 ml per loose stool. She should be passing urine adequately. As long as you are hydrating your child you need not worry about diarrhea. It will settle in few days.
Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Is there any blood or mucus in the stool? Does your baby have fever?

Antibiotics are useful in a case of dysentery and not in a baby with simple diarrhoea as most of the loose stool are because of viral infections.

Zinc syrup prescribed by your doctor along with probiotics will be useful.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine

ORS should be given to prevent dehydration

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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