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Is it normal to suffer from loose motion during teething in an infant?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: hi doctor,
my daughter she is 8 month old she is sufferingfrom loose motions she is teething her first teeth is coming so is this normal any medication required any other special care required.
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its Viral Infection of the Gut.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

Loose motions is most of the time due to viral infections which subsides on its own in 2-3 days . During that course just make sure that she doesn't get dehydrated .

Give her oral fluids every time she passes motions , avoid curds and butter milk.

If her loose persists for more than 3 days then its unlikely to be Viral infection and very likely to be bacterial infection for which she may require an antibiotic course . In that case she needs to consult a Paediatrician.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (16 minutes later)
is there any medicine for making teething easier?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing needed

Detailed Answer:
HI

NO no need of medicine for that. It's very natural in all kind. Moreover loose motions are not due to teething.

If in case she is very irritable or cries too much she can be given Paracetamol syrup occasionally. But not needed at all . Its just phase of growth.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (10 minutes later)
but why she is having loose motions
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its due to Viral Infection.

Detailed Answer:
HI

I explained this in my first reply only . It could be a Viral Infection or bacterial infection of the gut.

Follow my advise as explained in my first reply.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Is it normal to suffer from loose motion during teething in an infant?

Brief Answer: Its Viral Infection of the Gut. Detailed Answer: HI Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P Thanks for posting your query. Loose motions is most of the time due to viral infections which subsides on its own in 2-3 days . During that course just make sure that she doesn't get dehydrated . Give her oral fluids every time she passes motions , avoid curds and butter milk. If her loose persists for more than 3 days then its unlikely to be Viral infection and very likely to be bacterial infection for which she may require an antibiotic course . In that case she needs to consult a Paediatrician. Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarifications feel free to ask .