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

Infant has lose motions in dark green color. Done stool RE, urine RE and routine. What to be done?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 1528 Questions
regarding MY KIDS HEALTH CONDITION ; she is 6months old female having 6.5ks. for the last 12 days she is having loose motion with dark XXXXXXX color. dr has suggeste stool RE , urine RE & routine. in day she has mor that 7-8 time motion . as per the culture report organisam isoleted ESCH.coli . Colny count 0000cfu/ml.
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 3 hours later

Thanks for posting the query.

Your daughter is suffering from bacterial diarrhea. This is common in this age due to frequent mouthing of fingers or other articles by infants or starting of solid foods apart from breast milk.

The treatment given is appropriate according to the sensitivity of the organism i.e. ‘E.coli’ bacteria.

I understand your concern for the number of loose motions. But sometimes it might take 4 -5 days for the given antibiotics to be effective.

So do not worry. I would suggest the following measures:
1. First and most important is to maintain the baby’s hydration by feeding the baby frequently.
2. For increasing the gut immunity child can be given probiotics like lactobacillus spores in any form like ‘Enterogermina’ or ‘Nutrolin-b’ as per your doctor’s prescription.
3. Sometimes zinc and multivitamins syrup help in faster resolution of diarrhea. You may use them after discussing with your pediatrician.

Please do not worry. Changing antibiotics to stronger antibiotics - oral or injections might be needed if symptoms get worse.

Hope I have answered your query. Should you have any additional concerns, I will be available to address them.

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