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Suggest remedy for diarrhea in a child

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

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Posted on Tue, 3 Mar 2015 in Child Health
Question: My Daughter, 8 months old, has Diarrhea. I'm US my wife is Chinese. Should an 8 month old baby be taken Racecadotril Granules or Montmorillonite Power or Aluminum Phosphate and some other medications I don't know about. I just want my baby well. She's not Dehydrated yet, I'm giving her fluids like water and Similac Formula.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Viral diarhhea

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... Many thanks for consulting in Health Care Magic.  It seems your kid is having acute watery  diarrhea. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhea. I suggest you use zinc supplements & ORS... Hope my answer was helpful for you. Happy to help anytime. Further clarifications and consultations on Health Care Magic are welcome.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).
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