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

159 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
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 treatment for diarrhea in an infant

Answered by
Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 1931 Questions

Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hello doctor -

My 6 month old son has been having frequent stools that is sticky for the past couple of days. we are currently giving neutrolin-b. However it has not changed and he has already gone stools 6 times today. wondering what else I can try - can you please let me know. how about coconut water?
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry, Continue giving Nutrolin B

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for asking on this platform

Stool consistency can be variable during 1st year of life.
I would like to know whether he is still breast fed or you have started the complementary feeds.
I won't get worried if baby is active, accepting feeds well, there is no abdominal fullness and vomiting or if stool is not too watery.
Stool pattern in this age depends on both the baby's and mother's feed. Change in pattern can be there is you have recently started some complementary/semicolons or also if there is any change in your diet.
Nutrolin B contains probiotic which helps in mantaining normal gut flora and multivitamin supplements. This helps in restoration of normal stool pattern. You may give zinc drop in addition as it also helps in improving stool consistency.
Observe for any change in baby's or your own diet.
No specific treatment is needed unless there is some significant problem like too frequent or watery stool, excessive irritability or poor feed.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar 2 hours later
Thank you for your response. We did start to give him Milk Bikis (mashed in boiled water) this week - however, I have stopped it from yesterday onwards. Also, since we have been cleaning him after every motion, he has developed a reddish rash. The baby is active though, but he cries when he is passing his stool. Also what's the name of the zinc drop?
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Apply Rashfree/Ezinapi cream, Z&D can be given as zinc drop

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up

I think this change in consistency of stool is due to introduction of new food item.
For perianal rash you may apply Rashfree or Ezinapi cream. While cleaning don't rub but tap the area gently and keep it in open air to let it dry.
Apply the cream thereafter.
For zinc give Z & D drop. The dose is 20mg(1ml) once a day. Give it for 15 days.

I shall be glad to help you out if you have any more query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

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

Recent questions on  Perianal rash

doctor1 MD

my baby girl is just one month old. and she is getting red colored rashes around her poop holes. Can you suggest me what to do?

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, My 9 month old kid got some reddishness under his hips. this may be due to excessive diaper use. can you pls assist for the same. i have also attached images for the same. best regards XXXX

doctor1 MD

hi.My Baby is 4 months old,Sometimes there are fresh blood traces in stools are found.Occurence is twice in 3 days motions.So we did stool test it shows pus cells 15 to 17 no other findings..Otherwise baby is healthy,no cry while passing stools.Sometimes strains.What does it indicate?

doctor1 MD

I have perianal rash with small tiny reddened pimple like lesions on the perianal area following application of Epilator cream....I have severe itching and there is exudate like which Seeps from the reddened area, and it s severely itchy, can u please Advice on this......since 2 days.....I have internal hemorrhoids as well For which I constantly apply anti hemmorhoidal creams

doctor1 MD

My five yr old son has had diarrhea for 3 days now and tonight not even his childrens pepto is helping. He literally can t be off the toilet for more than five minutes. He also has a bright red ring around his anus that at first i thought was just irritation due to the diarrhea but it s just gotten worse. Do I need to bring him in?

doctor1 MD

past one month,my 6 months old baby, he is going loose motion ( watery greenish color) 6 to 7 times per day. Motion report showing that there is no problem in stomach , and also doctor advised that,he is fine also no need to take medicine further. but still he is getting the same issue. can you please tell me the exact reason??