Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Child had loose stools, prescribed darolac powder with honey. Safe?

Feb 2013
User rating for this question
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 3176 Questions
My baby is six months old.Had loose stools five times daily.Doctor prescribed darolac powder with honey.Is it safe to take honey at this age.

Posted Thu, 3 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Honey is not safe at this age.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Honey is not safe in children below the age of 1 year because of the risk of infant botulism.

Honey is the source for the growth of a bacteria known as Clostridium which is responsible the causation of infant botulism.

Hence I suggest you not to give Darolac with honey.

Instead you can mix Darolac powder in small quantity of expressed breast milk or purified water.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor