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My daughter is suffering from loose motion from yesterday and

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Question: My daughter is suffering from loose motion from yesterday and we are making sure that proper fluids are given to keep her hydrated. We had given her Zental 10ml a week back and not sure whether this is a side effect of that or because of food poisoning. Last time her paediatrician had suggested Econorm in case loose motion anytime but this is first time I bought that XXXXXXX She is otherwise normal.

1. Can we give Econorm to her and if yes what should be the dosage?
2. I have attached the XXXXXXX image for your reference and kindly advise if this is the same medicine which can be give to kids.

Age:2.9 months
Weight: 16 KG
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The alternative sachets can also be given. You may also give curd instead

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Most often children suffer from viral infections which make them pass loose watery stools. However, giving Zentel could also be contributory. The cause does not need to be treated and is self limiting. But the lost water and salts need to be replenished. ORS (oral rehydration solution) is the mainstay of treatment and needs to be given. If the child is otherwise active and playful you need not worry.

Also give curd or yogurt since it contains plenty of beneficial bacteria and should help. You can give Econorm - 1 XXXXXXX twice daily for the next few days. I have checked the XXXXXXX image and it is the practically the same as econorm and can be given. Also give zinc supplements like Zinconia Syr 10 ml once daily for the next 10 days. You need not worry. It should gradually return back to normal.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (21 hours later)
Thanks for the response.

Should I just ask for ORS in medical shop or is there a specific brand which produces ORS specifically for kids?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
ORS, Electronic, Pedialyte etc.

Detailed Answer:
There are a number of brands of ORS available such as Electronic, Pedialyte etc. You can ask for ORS and that should suffice.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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My daughter is suffering from loose motion from yesterday and

Brief Answer: The alternative sachets can also be given. You may also give curd instead Detailed Answer: Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Most often children suffer from viral infections which make them pass loose watery stools. However, giving Zentel could also be contributory. The cause does not need to be treated and is self limiting. But the lost water and salts need to be replenished. ORS (oral rehydration solution) is the mainstay of treatment and needs to be given. If the child is otherwise active and playful you need not worry. Also give curd or yogurt since it contains plenty of beneficial bacteria and should help. You can give Econorm - 1 XXXXXXX twice daily for the next few days. I have checked the XXXXXXX image and it is the practically the same as econorm and can be given. Also give zinc supplements like Zinconia Syr 10 ml once daily for the next 10 days. You need not worry. It should gradually return back to normal. Regards