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Child suffering from loose motion, not taking food. Looking for diet and medicine

my son is 2 1/2 yr old, he is suffering from loose motions and he also not taking his food. what will food and medicine shall i give him. please help me out.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
During episodes of loose motions it is normally seen that kids do not accept much food.

One should try and give high calorie easily digestable substances and try and avoid high fiber foods during such episodes.
Watch your kid for signs of dehydration
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.

Give ORS and other fluids containing sugar and salt.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Diarrhea is usually viral in nature and takes few days to settle.
Most important is to maintain hydration.
Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool.
Give coconut water,lemonade,curd,boiled potato.banana,khichdi,rice porridge.
Give probiotic like lactobaccilus sachet for 2 to 3 days.

Watch for features of dehydration like decreased urination/increased thirst/lethargy/sunken eyes and in case you find any get him evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your baby good health
God bless
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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