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4 month old suffering from diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Sir, my 4 months old son passing loose stool (3-4 times a day) why: User :   earlier he was passing only once daily
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   He could have had a mild infection.
Doctor :   What are you feeding him?
User :   since birth he is not on breast milk
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   formula feeding (lectosen milk)
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that you continue feeding him the feeds
User :   but sir it is already 20 days since he is passing loose stool
Doctor :   and give him oral rehydration solution (ORS) packets in one glass water, by sips
User :   this is all we are doing including stool test
User :   stool test was ok
Doctor :   The solution should be given about 10 ml after each loose stool.
User :   except 2-3 pus cells
User :   the Dr. recommended for Taxim-O for 7 days
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   now the course is completed but he is still passing loose stool
Doctor :   Have you been giving him that?
User :   is anything wrong ???????
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   we are worry.
Doctor :   For how long did you give Taxim-o?
User :   7 days
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What else were you giving along with Taxim-O?
User :   ORS
Doctor :   I suggest that you continue giving him ORS and the feeds
Doctor :   atleast for 2-3 days
User :   But sir what could be the reason for passing loose stool????
Doctor :   If the symptoms dont subside then take him to a Pediatrician
Doctor :   It could be some residual infection still there.
Doctor :   It could come down by itself
User :   If he was passing loose since birth we could comprimise but after 3 months he is passing loose is questionable ???
Doctor :   If it doesnt then he would need a further course of antibiotics
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   It signifies an infection.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes sir
User :   wht kind of infection sir.
Doctor :   He should be given the feeds in a very hygienic way
Doctor :   any compromise on hygiene can lead to these problems
User :   sir we are taking care in every way like boiled water, boiled bottle etc.
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   using water
Doctor :   I suggest that you wait for a few days and give him ORS that way he wont be dehydrated
Doctor :   then if the symptoms dont subside
Doctor :   then he may need a further course of antibiotics
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   the same antibiotic (Taxim-O) ??
Doctor :   That depends whether the infection persists or no.
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   thanks Dr.
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
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