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What medicines should be given to an infant having watery and greenish motions ?

Hi Doctor, My baby is 6 month old and she is suffering from mild loose motions....motions are very thin(intially solid and then completely watery and in gereenish in color)..she little bit quit but not crying....we have given a half BIFILAC sache
Asked On : Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi there
children at this age often develop loose stools due to top feeds, putting objects in mouth(as in teething), giving unboiled water for drinking or use of bottle feeding.
watery motions risk dehydration. watch for danger signs like reduced urine, lethargy, sleepiness etc which may require emergency management for dehydration.
Infants are at increased risk, so its better to show the child to a doctor, to understand dehydration. some info may be gathered from
Bifilac is ok, but what is important is to get stool tested for routine and culture , that may help decide what medicines to follow.
OFten loose motions take 3 days to show some response. preventing dehydration is crucial and life saving.
Answered: Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician, Gastroenterology Dr. S. K. Gupta's  Response
hello ur baby had acute diarrhoea,give ors & ensure wheter she is passsing urine or not (to look for dehydration) give redotil 15 mg satchet 3 tmes a day x 5 days .will recover in 3-5 daysjust ensure proper fluid intake & urine output everything will be all right within a wk .
Answered: Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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