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Hi Doctor, My 15 months old baby has been having

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Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2019
Question: Hi Doctor,
My 15 months old baby has been having loose motions since last 4 days with vomiting at times.
She was prescribed Enterogermina vials twice a day and junior lanzoprax for three days but her condition hasn't changed much. Please advise.

We have mostly been giving her liquid foods but she doesn't have much appetite
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor services.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I need more details so that I am better able to help. Please send details like frequency of stools, any mucous or blood in stools, any other symptoms like fever, etc?

From your description she seems to have viral gastroenteritis.
You can give her ORS after every motion and vomiting.
For vomiting please give her syrup Ondansteron 1 ml twice a day.
Regarding food, avoid raw foods, can give her pomegranate seeds (if she can swallow well). Give her whatever she feels like eating. Avoid juices. Give milk in moderation.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (21 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor.

The frequency is around 3- 4 times a day and few times like really little amount comes out.
There is no blood,occasionally have felt mucous to be there.

No other symptom now but prior to the motions she had fever for two days( last sat-sun, motions from monday onwards). The poop has a slight greenish tinge now.

How long before she gets normal ?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It could still take 5-6 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Greenish tinge could mean bile pigments and its happening because food is passing too quickly from the intestines downwards.
I still donot see a reason to start antibiotics.
I will suggest that you wait for few days. Also keep giving her foods that will delay passing of stools like pomegranate or other thick foods like cerelac or cookies in milk.
Dont give her milk overnight for one night so that she passes thicker stool in morning.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor.

"Dont give her milk overnight for one night so that she passes thicker stool in morning."
Just to verify , she is still breastfed ,should I stop that too ?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can give 8 hours gap in breast feed

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Can give 8 hrs gap in breast feed for one night.
Also mucous could be due to unclean water. So give her water with lower TDS.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Need more details Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor services. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I need more details so that I am better able to help. Please send details like frequency of stools, any mucous or blood in stools, any other symptoms like fever, etc? From your description she seems to have viral gastroenteritis. You can give her ORS after every motion and vomiting. For vomiting please give her syrup Ondansteron 1 ml twice a day. Regarding food, avoid raw foods, can give her pomegranate seeds (if she can swallow well). Give her whatever she feels like eating. Avoid juices. Give milk in moderation. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee