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Suggest treatment for diarrhea in children

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: Hello doctor , my 2.5 years old daughter has loose motion since evening .she passes loose motion with release of gas.kindly advice medication .
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Continue Oral rehydration solution

Detailed Answer:
Namasthe
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Greetings of the day

Dear Mr XXXXXXX

Diarrhea in children is usually self limiting. It requires supportive care by maintaining nutrition and hydration.
If the following criteria are fulfilled then there is no cause for concern
1. No blood in stools
2. Baby accepting feeds well
3. No signs of dehydration
4. Urine output adequate


Acute gastro-enteritis the principle of manegment is replace what is getting lost through stools by giving oral rehydration solution, maintaining nutrition to prevent dehydration.

I would suggest the following

1. Home made Oral rehydration solution: To a glass of boiled and cooled water add 20 gms or glucose or sucrose(Sugar) and a pinch of common table salt. Feed the child as much as possible. Alternate with Tender Coconut water or WHO recommended ORS can be used.
2. Maintain Nutrition: Dhal water, wheat porridge, rice water
3. Probiotics like Syrup Neutrolin B 5 ml twice a day for 3 days will be helpful
4. Syrup Wallamycin 5 ml three times a day for 3 days will be helpful
5. Curd rice will be beneficial
6. Avoid milk for next 1 week.


Consult Physician when you notice following red signs
1. Dry oral mucosa which implies dehdration
2. Absence of tears while crying
3. Blood/mucous in stools
4. Irritability
5. Decreased movements and excessive sleepiness
In case you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy life

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS,MS,MCh
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (21 minutes later)
Thanks for the quick response . I also wanted to share the history ,she had cold since 4 days so she was on relent syrup 5ml twice a day and today on the fourth day she had this loose motions and now as she is sleeping she started having dry cough which is troubling her . Kindly advice any medication for her cough as well .
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Syrup Ascoril D can be used

Detailed Answer:
Good morning
Dear Mr XXXXXXX

You can give her Syrup Ascoril D 2.5 ml thrice a day for 3 days.

Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak
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Suggest treatment for diarrhea in children

Brief Answer: Continue Oral rehydration solution Detailed Answer: Namasthe Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Mr XXXXXXX Diarrhea in children is usually self limiting. It requires supportive care by maintaining nutrition and hydration. If the following criteria are fulfilled then there is no cause for concern 1. No blood in stools 2. Baby accepting feeds well 3. No signs of dehydration 4. Urine output adequate Acute gastro-enteritis the principle of manegment is replace what is getting lost through stools by giving oral rehydration solution, maintaining nutrition to prevent dehydration. I would suggest the following 1. Home made Oral rehydration solution: To a glass of boiled and cooled water add 20 gms or glucose or sucrose(Sugar) and a pinch of common table salt. Feed the child as much as possible. Alternate with Tender Coconut water or WHO recommended ORS can be used. 2. Maintain Nutrition: Dhal water, wheat porridge, rice water 3. Probiotics like Syrup Neutrolin B 5 ml twice a day for 3 days will be helpful 4. Syrup Wallamycin 5 ml three times a day for 3 days will be helpful 5. Curd rice will be beneficial 6. Avoid milk for next 1 week. Consult Physician when you notice following red signs 1. Dry oral mucosa which implies dehdration 2. Absence of tears while crying 3. Blood/mucous in stools 4. Irritability 5. Decreased movements and excessive sleepiness In case you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy life Take Care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kishore MBBS,MS,MCh