Suggest treatment for loose motion in a child - Online Doctor Chats
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my son Neev is 9 months old
and he seems to have loose motion
he has passed stools 3 times until now
so i suspect that he might be having some kind of a loose motion
How often does he usually go?
from morninig 7 am, until now, he has passed stools around 3 times
after every 4 hours, you can say
Does he have fever?
no, he is fine otherwise
Is the colour of stools different from routine
when its frequent its yellow, but usually when he passes stool its after 2 days and its dark green
If you feel that he is losing water in stools, his skin is dry etc, then you can give him gatorade
ok, is it ok for a 9 month old baby ?
Otherwise he doesnt need medicines
ok and should we continue with the semi-solid food or should we restrian
If diarhea gets worse, then you may visit a doctor
Mostly it is viral in origin and children recover on their own
Do you have any question?
should his skin look non-elastic or something like that ?
Firstly the urine production will decrease
so baby will produce less of wet diapers
ok, i understand
The mouth may get dry and parched
Skin will be dry to touch
Urine will get darker
These are symptoms of dehydration
I usually prefer to give ORS or gatorade after each motion or vomiting
ORS means electral, right ?
ok, thanks Doctor
i don't have any further questions
ORS should be prepared in cleanest water
Thanks for consulting
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