Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

138 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest remedy for loose motion in children

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Prasad

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3268 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: in continuation to earlier topic regarding minerals daughter-

we have given her syrup for vomitting as told in previous clarification.

but as of day she is undergoing loose motion .since sunday we have stopped cow milk and gave her some teaspoonfull of coconut water
please suggest which syrup should be given for stop loose motion
doctor
Answered by Dr. Prasad 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Probiotics....

Detailed Answer:
It would have been better if you posted more details about loose stools
1. How many episodes did she have since yesterday?
2. Is it watery stools or semiformed stools?
3. Did you notice blood or mucous in the stool?
4. Is she running fever?
5. Has she passed urine?
6. Is she active otherwise?

These details will help me assess her symptomatically and direct you towards appropriate treatment.

At the moment, I will recommend starting probiotic like enterogermina. This comes in a respule which can be directly fed to the child. It can be given twice or thrice a day for 2-3 days. Along with probiotics I will encourage to give her oral rehydration fluids which can be prepared easily at home.

Coconut water is good. You can continue with it as and when required.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Prasad 44 minutes later
Reply :

1. 3
2. both
3.no blood
4. no fever
5. yes
6. active
doctor
Answered by Dr. Prasad 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
nothing serious...

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for updating. Her symptoms doesn't appear severe. Since she is active and has passed urine she is unlikely to be dehydrated. It should settle down with the probiotics that I suggested.

Encourage her to drink fluids and rehydration mixture (ORS). Continue feeding her with weaning food. Preferably avoid cow's milk for now. You can restart with diluted cow milk after couple of weeks.

Since her symptoms are mild, I wouldn't be concerned. Keep a watch on her progress. I would advise you to visit her pediatrician if the loose stools worsen in frequency or if she develops fever / becomes inactive.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Prasad 32 minutes later
THANKS !!!
Which food can we give her.

and any specific syrup?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Prasad 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Weaning food...

Detailed Answer:
At seven months, she should be started on weaning food while gradually withdrawing from exclusive breast milk feeding. One food at a time is the right way to start weaning. You can choose softly mashed rice with mashed dal / potatoes, rice / millet (ragi) gruel, softly mashed apples and fruits. Other food can be added gradually.

As discussed in my previous answer, I would prefer to withdraw cow's milk for now. We can restart it in diluted proportion say after couple of weeks when the current diarrheal episodes stops. If there is a need, you can start topup feeds such as similac or pronan stage 2 or lactogen instead.

As far as medication is concerned, you may continue to use ondansetron as suggested if she has vomiting spells.
And probiotic - ENTEROGERMINA thrice a day. Your pharmacist will know about this enterogermina.

Hope I am clear. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Watery stools

doctor1 MD

I have diarrhea almost every day. My stools are very thin even when somewhat formed. I have a lot of liquid stools with slime. Sometimes they are dark green and sometimes a golden brown color. I am bloated all the time and have non-specific...

doctor1 MD

My daughter is 7 years old and weighs 47 kgs. She has diaorrhea for last 6-7 hours. She vomitted and has been passing watery stools . the vomitting is stopped but she has passed watery stools for 10-15 times. She also has a fever of 99.5. Kindly...

doctor1 MD

I have had severe diarea for 3 weeks and lower stomach pain mucus in stools

doctor1 MD

r/sir, my niece( 4 months old) is having loose motion(watery and light yellowish) and yesterday also has vomiting problem,which is now recovered but loose motion are not recovered,,, i consulted a doctor and he prescribed oral syrup.. 1)co-trimoxazole oral suspension 2)zinc acetate syrup 3) domperidone suspension syrup please provide me appropriate guidelines and precautions with remidies..

doctor1 MD

My 2 year old has runny yellow stool that almost has a yeasty smell to it. He has never been a very good eater, but drinks a lot of whole milk. But now is not eating at all, maybe a few bites of food a day for the last week or so. We will be taking him to his Pediatrician in the beginning of the week, but looking for a little help now.

doctor1 MD

my husband is 32 years old, he s been having watery stool for 4 days, yellow color. we consulted a dr and request for fecalysis, results showed he has no parasite and with soft light yellow stool. he had taken loperamide for the 1st 2 days but showed no result. he tried yesterday cotrimoxazole but still have no result.he s continually taking hydrite after going to the comfort room. He s now experiencing sleepiness/drowsiness and had headaches . what shall he do? he s blood pressure is 110/80.he had gall bladder stone removal/operation during his teenage years.thank you and hoping for your reply. we are from philippines

doctor1 MD

My 7 months old son has a watery yellow (with seeds) poop in his diapear and wondered if I should give him medicine or anything I can do? I took him to the doctor yesterday since he was throwing up and has a little cold (congested and cough ) but no fever. I gave him pedialyte for his vomiting and it worked. I started giving his formula again today and today he started having the diahrrea.