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What causes watery stool with mucous? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Hello doctor
User:My name is XXXXXXX and I am trying to get help for my son 6 year old boy - who has diarrhea since moirning
User:He is in train at the moment
User:We are giving him ORS preparation to keep him hydrated
User:Is there any medecation I ned to look for to give him?
Doctor:By diarrhea do you mean he has loose and watery stool
User:He also has fever
Doctor:How many episodes of loose stools did he have since morning?
Doctor:Is he vomiting too?
User:about 8 - 10 times since morning
User:in about 9 hours duration
User:no vomitting
Doctor:Do you have any idea if the stools contained mucous particle or blood?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Yes looks like it contained mucus
User:no blood
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Watery stools with mucous and fever are concerning features.
User:It was light yellow in colour
Doctor:It is most likely caused by an infective source.
Doctor:In such cases it would be harmful to put him on medicines to stop diarrhea.
Doctor:In this circumstances I would advice him to continue drinking plenty of fluids with ORS.
Doctor:Give him rice gruel or coconut water for additional electrolytes.
Doctor:he can also take lactobacillus supplements such as sporolac or bifilac.
Doctor:This is available as tablets or powdered XXXXXXX
Doctor:He can take them three times a day.
Doctor:If he continues to have more loose stools say by tomorrow, he is advised to see a doctor for physical examination and stool tests.
Doctor:If needed antibiotic therapy can be started.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes doctor! So, I can ask for sporolac or bifilac in a pharmacy?
Doctor:Yes. It comes both as tablets or XXXXXXX
Doctor:You can ask for one of these.
User:But at the moment I will continue with the ORS preparation
Doctor:If you use XXXXXXX the powder should be mixed in a small bowl of water and taken.
Doctor:Continue the ORS for now. That's most important.
Doctor:You can watch the symptoms only until tomorrow.
User:Yes Doctor! Ok. This was very helpful!
Doctor:if the symptoms persist, seek medical attention at the nearest hospital.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:Sure doctor!l
User:I think I got all the answers! Thanks a lot Doctor
User:It was very helpful!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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