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Baby passing loose motions. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
User:I am fine thank you
User:My son is 8th month old
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:he is into 9th month now
User:From past 2 days he is passing loose motion
User:very water
Doctor:Does he have any vomiting or fever?
User:no vomit
User:from yesterday evening he is coughing and he has cold
Doctor:Is he responding well?
User:no vomit and no fever
User:he is responding well
User:Yesterday i gave him little tender coconut water.
Doctor:Ok the diarrhoea is mainly due to viral gastroenteritis
Doctor:Its due to rotavirus
Doctor:and its very common in children
User:today from late morning.....
User:he is breathing with very difficulty
Doctor:Please take him to a physician
Doctor:this needs to be done as soon as possible
User:when he is breathing his stomach goes inside
Doctor:Its possible he has pneumonia
User:when he had only loose motion i took him to hospital
User:doctor advised to give G norm
User:I gave him and he advised,,,,if the loose motion doesnt stop then to give some drops
User:for 5 ml
Doctor:The loose motions will become ok on their own
Doctor:Its most probably viral
Doctor:The symptoms will be maximum on the 4th day
Doctor:and then it will become ok
Doctor:You only need to give some oral rehydration solution
Doctor:This is important
Doctor:But what is more important is that his respiratory tract infection is treated
User:I will take him to doctor today evening again
Doctor:If he has difficulty breathing, he probably needs antibiotics
Doctor:Its better if you can take him sooner
Doctor:Till then, keep him warm and keep his room humid
User:he was admitted in the hospital in the month of Feb starting
User:as he had loose motion
User:he was in ICU
Doctor:why was he admitted?
Doctor:loose motions are very common
User:He has viral dyarea
Doctor:was he severely dehydrated?
Doctor:like not responding, dry tongue etc?
User:he had frequently
User:passing loose motion
User:in the hospital they took time to start the treatment for him as the bed;s were not available
User:i got an appointment with another doctor...he is available only on the evening
User:I will go
Doctor:But there are 2 things
Doctor:If your child is breathing fast but responding well, your child does not need admission
Doctor:Only antibiotics are needed and some expectorant for the cough
Doctor:as far as the diarrhoea is concerned, give him only ORS
Doctor:do you have it at home right now?
User:I have G norm
Doctor:Its not the same
Doctor:I'll tell you how to make it at home
Doctor:In 1 glass water, put 2 tsp of sugar , 1/2 lemon and 1-2 pinches salt
Doctor:I want you to give him 1/2 glass after every stool
Doctor:1 glass = 200 ml
User:Shall i stop the medicine for loose motion
Doctor:No its fine
Doctor:But it will not really help a lot
Doctor:It only works by building the immunity of the gut
User:will do
Doctor:Thats it, I think
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with?
User:Thank you....
User:Thank you:)
Doctor:You're welcome
Doctor:Any help anytime
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