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Child has diarrhea. Passes loose green stool. Giving Nutrolin B and Zinc syrup. Advice? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:I need to consult a paediatrician
User:is there a pediatrician online?
Doctor:I am a General Physician, and will try to help you within my area of expertise.
User:my son is 5 month old
User:he has been having diarrhoea for the past 5 days
Doctor:If it is out of knowledge, I will be able to guide you to a good Pediatrician in your area.
User:I have consulted a doctor and have been giving him - nutrilin B and Zinc syrup
User:he has been passing loose stools last few days but today his stool was bright green in color
User:both the times...
User:as it is sunday there are no good doctors around
Doctor:I will need to know a little more details of the baby.
User:wanted to get some suggestion
User:yeah sure..
Doctor:And then I will guide you about what can be done.
Doctor:Is the baby feeding well?
Doctor:Is he playful and active?
User:yeah.. he is a completely mother fed baby -
Doctor:Is he too tired?
User:he is active but fussy
User:we have been giving his ors solution every 2 hrs - a few spoons
Doctor:How many times in a day is he passing stools?
Doctor:Is there any blood in the stool?
User:but watery stools
User:no blood in the stools
User:it was only yellow stools only today it was bright green in color
Doctor:Is he passing urine as regular and in normal amounts as usual?
User:urine in slightly reduced quantity
Doctor:First, to have loose stools for babies are normal.
Doctor:Only factor we have to be sure is that, he is fed well.
Doctor:So that the hydration is maintained in adequate amount.
User:but the sudden discoloration of stools is worrying
User:will too much of ors water cause any harm?
Doctor:Best food for the baby is Breast Milk.
User:thanks for the consultation.. will wait a couple of more days and observe him .. if diarrhoea persits will take him for a check up
Doctor:But when he is having loose stools, you can give ORS for the extra requirement of fluid.
Doctor:There are small things you can do until then.
Doctor:Keep feeding him well.
Doctor:ORS can be continued.
Doctor:Continue Nutrolin B and Zincovit.
User:will continue ors
Doctor:Monitor his urine output.
Doctor:See if there is any decrease in activity.
Doctor:If fever occurs or blood appears in stool, you will have to consult a pediatrician.
Doctor:You can wait for another 2-3 days.
User:ok thanks for your consultation
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for using this platform.
Doctor:Please let us know if you have any other health concerns.
Doctor:Wish your baby an early recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thank you. bye
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