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Infant having loose motion. Treatment to be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Dr.
User:Dr. My baby is 1yr and 1month old
User:she is got loose stool from last 3 days
Doctor:any foul smell, fever, weakness, etc ?
Doctor:is she active or always sleepy ?
Doctor:how many times has she had loose stools ? is it watery, or rice water like ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
User:yes she is having very loose stool
User:i am advice to give her Nutroline-B
User:and BACIGYL
User:i have been giving her from last two days
User:morning she was fine until 2
User:but now again she has started with loose stool
User:Dr. is saying if she is active nothing to worry
Doctor:how many times has she had loose stools ? is it watery, or rice water like ?
User:i am not sure what to do
User:rice water like
User:and some time watery
Doctor:is she active or always sleepy ?
User:she has done more than 5 to 6 time
User:no she is active
User:she did sleep
Doctor:in that case, there is no need to worry, if she is active
Doctor:just keep her hydrated with ORS like electral powder
User:but what about the stool Dr
User:and the medicine i told you above
User:is that fine i just give her that
User:and what do i need to feed her
Doctor:yes u can give it too
User:after noon i had given her soft rice with greens water
Doctor:you can give her fruit juices
Doctor:and rice with milk
Doctor:banana mashed
User:is it fine to give her cerelac?
Doctor:yes u can give it
User:how much time will it take to come down
Doctor:it will take 2-3 days
User:its already 3rd day
Doctor:i mean , from today, it will take 2-3 more days
Doctor:in cases of diarrhea in kids, you should not worry too much
User:what is the use of Norfloxacin
Doctor:you cannot completely stop diarrhea in kids, with stronger medications as it can lead to complications
Doctor:expectant approach, with maintaining proper nutrition and hydration is the treatment in such cases
Doctor:the medication mentioned is a antibiotic, used to treat stomach and intestinal infections
Doctor:just continue the medications suggested by your doctor, and keep her well hydrated
Doctor:she will improve with time
Doctor:Have u followed my suggestions ?
Doctor:Is there any thing else u need help with ?
User:thing fine thank you
Doctor:You are very welcome
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