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Infant passing loose watery stools, no signs of irritation, eating and drinking well. What should be done?

Hi, My 8mnths and 4 week boy is passing loose stool (almost watery) fm last 3 days. 1st day 3 times, 2nd day 4 times, 3rd day 2 times and 4th day (today) 3 times till now...No other signs of irritation, eating and drinking well(water, aptamil and my feed), no fever ....pls suggest what should I do. Worried cause todays its fourth day and we will be travelling tomorrow full day
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
My advise at present may be irrelevant to you but it will be helpful in future.
Whenever child gets loose motions , it is better to give sips of oral rehydrating solutions to prevent dehydration.
ORS, coconut water, lemon water and dal water can be given.
Hydration should be monitored by seeing at tongue for moisture, skin turgor, activity and urine output.
Probiotic, zinc supplementation will help to decrease the loose stools and some times antibiotic will treat the bacterial causes of diarrhea, so you should consult a doctor to assess the hydration and specific management.
Hope i have addressed your query.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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