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Infant having frequent loose, watery motions, no change in diet. Suggestion for medicine and diet?

Hi Doctor I am a father of a 10 months old boy , from 2-3 days he is having loose motion , its completely watery and happening 6-7 times a day. His diet is same and nothing actually had changed . Not sure of the reason , please suggest 1 - medicine and 2 - food that he can take now . He takes cerelac stage 2 , dal water , smashed banana , boild vegitables and apple juice
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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Thanks for the query
Most of the diarrhea in this age group is due to viral infection and primary management is to maintain proper hydration and to continue feeds. You have already ruled out the possibility of this altered bowel pattern due to change in feeding pattern. Give him frequent sips of ORS, Syp. Zincris 5 ml once a day for 15 days, Enterogermina respules 1 such daily for 3 days. Go for stool routine and microscopy examination. After an episode of diarrhea usually it takes 5-7 days to bowel pattern to become regular. As there is loss of epithelial cells of intestine and it regrow in 5-7 days. If stool report is normal and it is not mixed with blood or mucus there is no need of antibiotic. If there is any abnormality then give Ofal-M/O2 syp. 5 ml twice a day for five days.
What you need to look for is ''decreased urinary frequency'',decraesed oral intake( both are emergency condition and needs hospital admission),having continued temperature, blood mixed stool or any other obvious symptoms. If there is nothing like this then you should not worry. If you notice any one of these then consult your doctor immediately.
So, I would suggest you to ensure adequate hydration of baby by frequent feed, continue ORS sips, you can also give plain water if he is reluctant to take ORS, give the medications as prescribed and be watchful for danger sign.
I hope this answers your query well
Wish you and your family good health
With regards
Answered: Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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