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Suggest remedies for cough and loose stools in an infant

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Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 in Child Health
Question: My baby is 6 months old and wieghs 8.3kg she has cough from past 5 days and sijce since yesterday loose motions too. Her motions are sticky and green in color and today i spotted red spot which i guess is blood pls suggest
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Answered by Dr. Arun 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Needs clinical examination and ultrasound

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Even slight blood stain in stool at this age is serious.
You need to consult with your Pediatrician as soon as possible. There are two possibilities infection or intusussception.
Only a clinical examination and ultrasound test will differentiate the two.
If infection, antibiotics are usually given.
If intusussception then saline reduction may be required.
I suggest you not to delay and take her immediately to your nearby Pediatrician.
Wishing your child good health and speedy recovery.
Regards
Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Arun 33 minutes later
Can it be a possibility that her anus part is injured coz of loose motions and blood is oozing out?? Coz the spot is lesser than the size of single sesame seed
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Answered by Dr. Arun 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible

Detailed Answer:
Possible but needs confirmation by clinical examination. But It is usually constipation that causes anal injury and bleed rather than loose stools.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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