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Can I give PowerGyl to 6 month child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:hi doctor... can I give PowerGyl to my 6 months old daughter
User:she passes the motion at least 10 times a day
Doctor:Is she playful?
Doctor:Is she tired?
User:she is playful
Doctor:Actually powergyl includes, metronidazole and norfloxacin
Doctor:It is not advisable to give it to infants.
User:hmmmm... ok.. so what should be give ?
Doctor:It is normal for a six month baby to pass stools several times a day.
Doctor:Only that we have to keep the baby well fed.
Doctor:We will have to prevent any dehydration from occurring.
Doctor:See that she is passing urine regularly and in usual good amount.
User:yeaa.. that is also frequent and in good amount.
Doctor:Also that she is active, and not tired.
Doctor:Is there any blood or mucous in the stool?
Doctor:It seems normal at present.
Doctor:So if any of the factors I mentioned above becomes abnormal, she will need to be seen by a pediatrician.
Doctor:Until then, just keep her fed well.
User:sure Doctor.. that was helpful
Doctor:Did you follow everything ?
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:not at the moment doctor.. thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to alleviate your concerns.
User:yeeep.. definetly
Doctor:Thanks for using this platform.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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