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Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 in Child Health
Question: Hi dr
My 1yr old kid had loose motion in morning...which couldn't stayed in diaper. And after 1.5hours she again had waterish motion with mucus ..I had given her Zentel Syrup ( single dose pack). And since then she had no motion ..it's been 4hurs now...

Is it okay to give her that ...as she had consumed little amount of soil yesterday ...
If she has motion again...what should be given ...as I have enterrogemina dose also...will that be safe and effective?
I m worried
Plz help
doctor
Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
yes you can

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Usually loose stools is viral infection which may last a few days at this age. In your child's case it could be also food poisoning or worms as she consumed some soil.
But don't worry.
You have done the right thing.
You can give enterogermina one dose and see if it settles.
Give oral rehydration solutions like electral to keep hydrated
If not settling consult your pediatrician soon.
Wishing your child good health and speedy recovery.
Regards
Dr Arun
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