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Small child, pus cells in stool, greenish stools with mucus, semi-digested food. Treatment?

pus cell 0-3hpf is present in my 1.9 year old baby , he is having sl. greenish grey colour some time yellowish , loose motion for 2 days , form and consistency of sool is semi digestive. mucus is also can be seen in his stool can any one suggest me what is the normal range of puss cell in stool and what food can be given to him
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Viral gastroenteritis is the most common cause of diarrhea in this age group. A small amount of mucus in stool is normal and necessary, but visible amounts can be the result of a number of different medical conditions.
A small amount of mucus is necessary to move waste along the digestive tract, but pus differs from mucus in its consistency and color. Pus in stool will appear as a thick white, yellow or, rarely, green substance. Pus is made up of white blood cells, debris from other cells, and dead tissue. It is generated in the body as a response to infection, often caused by a build up of bacteria. While a single instance in stool is not cause for alarm, repeated or chronic pus in stool requires further investigation.
As pus cell in stool is associated with change in consistency of stool it may be due to some infection also so better to give benefit of doubt and treat the child as an infective diarrhea.
Give hIM Syp. Ofal-M/O2 10 ml ( 50 mg/5ml) twice a day for 5 days, Zinc syp. 5 ml once a day for 14 days, Enterogermina respule One such daily for 3 days. Give him ORS to maintain adequate hydartion. In diarrhea strictly say no to any type of juice, diet with high sugar, dairy products (milk), high fiber diet, carbonated drink, spicy and oily food. All these causes disturbance in absorption in already compromised gut. You can give him rice, smashed potato, banana, curd, rice moong dal gruel, suji's preparation etc.
What you need to look for is a gross change in consistency, whether any decreased feeding is there due to lethargy, decreased urinary frequency , poor weight gain, having temperature, blood mixed stool or any other obvious symptoms are there. 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 and be watchful for danger signs.
I hope this answers your query well
Wish you and your family good health
With regards
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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