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What causes frequent bowel movement in a baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Apr-2014
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Doctor:Hello
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:hi
Doctor:Hello
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:yesterday my baby passed stool 6 times
Doctor:how old is your baby?
Doctor:Okay
User:normally he passes stool in 6 or 7 days
User:2.5 month
Doctor:Oh, okay
Doctor:Passing stools once in 6 or 7 days is not normal
Doctor:have you got him looked at by a pediatrician?
User:yes
Doctor:OK
Doctor:go ahead
User:pediatrician recommended honey
Doctor:Honey?
Doctor:what type of pediatrician did you show your son to?
Doctor:We do not recommend honey
User:ok
User:the n what should i do
Doctor:when did you show your son to the pediatrician?
User:today
Doctor:Okay
User:one month back too
Doctor:Okay
User:he has given walamycin too
Doctor:when did you give honey to your son?
User:from 20 days back
Doctor:Oh
Doctor:Are you giving your son anything else?
Doctor:apart from honey and medicines?
Doctor:bottle feeding?
User:no
User:nothing
Doctor:ok
Doctor:When your son passes motion, is it hard and sticky?
Doctor:how does it look like?
User:not
User:hard
User:i think it is slightly sticky
Doctor:okay
Doctor:Right now continue walamycin
User:today he didnt pass stool should i give walamycin for three days
Doctor:and then show your son to a pediatric surgeon
User:he used to throw milk many tines in a day is it normal
Doctor:No
Doctor:that is also not normal
User:today he didnt pass stool should i give walamycin for three days
Doctor:and yes, you should continue walamycin
User:for which purpose walamycin is given
Doctor:Walamycin is an antibiotic
Doctor:passing stool 6 times a day means your son has some stomach infection
Doctor:that is why the doctor has given walamycin
User:but today he didnt
User:yesterday he did
Doctor:That is okay
Doctor:It still means your son might be having infection
Doctor:and since he doesn't pass stools daily, it can become worse
Doctor:so please continue walamycin
Doctor:and once you start any antibiotic, you should complete the course
User:ok
User:for three days
Doctor:We generally give antibiotics for 5 days
User:dr has recommended for three days
User:i am giving neopeptin too
User:and bonnisan
Doctor:continue them as well
Doctor:okay
User:ok
Doctor:I really don't understand what kind of a doctor you have been to
Doctor:We no longer use colistin actually
Doctor:It has many side effects
User:why
Doctor:it causes damage to kidneys
User:ok
Doctor:there are many safer antibiotics
User:ok
Doctor:how old is the doctor you consulted
Doctor:what has he studied?
User:what should i give?
User:what you say
Doctor:Since you have started walamycin, you should complete the course
Doctor:give it for 3 days as suggested by your doctpr
User:i didnt started
Doctor:and then please consult a real doctor
Doctor:oh okay
Doctor:in that case you can avoid giving that
User:thats why i am consulting you
User:ok
Doctor:I am sorry, we can not give prescriptions
User:ok
User:no problem
Doctor:This chat service is only for understanding about a medical condition
User:ok
Doctor:If your gets fever and if loose stools continue then take him to a nearby hospital and admit him
Doctor:otherwise, please consult a pediatric surgeon tomorrow
User:yesterday he has but he is normal
User:today
Doctor:Please read my advise agin
Doctor:again
Doctor:I said, admit your son "If he gets fever or loose motion again"
User:ok
User:ok
User:thanks
Doctor:and I told you to consult a pediatric surgeon tomorrow for passing stools once in 6 or 7 days
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:i consulted 2 pediatrician both recommended honey
Doctor:Which city do you live in?
User:lucknow
Doctor:what are the qualifications of these pediatricians?
Doctor:Oh
User:after 20 days i'll be in delhi
Doctor:What are the qualifications of these pediatricians you consulted?
User:MD
Doctor:Ayurveda or Modern medicine?
User:modern
Doctor:I don't believe that
Doctor:No modern medicine doctor should suggest honey
User:ok
User:what you recommend for the same
Doctor:The problem is, your son has two problems right now
User:yes
Doctor:first one is, the urgent problem, that is your son had loose motion yesterday
User:yes
Doctor:If I was the doctor treating your son, I would get a blood test and stool test done to see if your son has infection
User:ok
Doctor:And I would start him on an antibiotic like cefexime or cefpodoxime
User:ok
User:thanks
Doctor:And once his infection was cured, I would ask you to show your son to a pediatric surgeons in AIMS
User:ok
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:thanks
User:no
Doctor:kay
User:bye
Doctor:thanks for using the service
Doctor:bye
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