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Suggest remedy for diarrhoea in a child

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: Hi doctor, my baby boy is 1.3 year old. He is having loose motion since Thursday. checked with
pediatrician he told its stomach infection gave enterogermina and zifra. He told it will take 4 to 5 days to cure. but still he hasn't recovered. still loose motion continues and he is not eating anything. today morning when he pooped observed some red and black particles enclosed is picture of the same. very concerned about this. can u please suggest what to do further
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Answered by Dr. Arun (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
needs stool test and ultrasound abdomen

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
I have seen the attached pictures.
Based on your description and the pictures there are two possibilities
A. Bacterial dysentery.
B. Intususception where intestine goes into itself causing blood in stools.
The first one can be treated easily with a course of antibiotics like ofloxacin.
The second one needs more intensive urgent treatment like saline reduction.
To identify which is causing the symptoms get stool routine test and ultrasound abdomen as quickly as possible.
Wishing your child speedy recovery.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (32 minutes later)
can you please suggest a good doctor in and around BTm so that I can meet him right away
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Answered by Dr. Arun (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
visit any pediatric hospital

Detailed Answer:
I am from XXXXXXX
I am not aware of pediatricians in your area.
I would suggest not to delay and visit any nearby pediatric hospital like cloudnine etc.
Regards
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Brief Answer: needs stool test and ultrasound abdomen Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. I have seen the attached pictures. Based on your description and the pictures there are two possibilities A. Bacterial dysentery. B. Intususception where intestine goes into itself causing blood in stools. The first one can be treated easily with a course of antibiotics like ofloxacin. The second one needs more intensive urgent treatment like saline reduction. To identify which is causing the symptoms get stool routine test and ultrasound abdomen as quickly as possible. Wishing your child speedy recovery. Regards Dr Arun