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Suggest treatment for viral diarrhoea

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: My daughter is 6 months old and is passing runny watery mucous stools after every feed from 2 days.started solids 15 days back and was fed cerelac rice and homemade rice dal cereAl..dont understand what the culprit is..she is on nan pro 2 now..and also giving MIM -z drops from a week on the advice of my cousin..Is the vit drops causing runny stools???

Shall i feed her with nan pro and cerelac now??


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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can feed her nan pro and cerelac

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

It seems your kid is having viral diarrhoea. Once it starts it will take 5-7 days to completely get better. 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.

There is no need to use antibiotics unless there is blood in the motion. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhoea.

I suggest you use zinc supplements (Z&D drops 1ml once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use Syrup Ondansetron (as prescribed by your paediatrician).

Regarding diet - You can use cerelac...any flavour will do. Avoid fruit juices as they might aggravate diarrhea. You can give zinc supplements & ORS apart from normal vegetarian porridges & soups.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (7 minutes later)
Actually our ped asked us not to feed nan pro and cerelac instead give nusobee soya powdee till the motions are alright..

He asked me to feed only rice and dal water

Can we give econorm XXXXXXX ?? Is ors and econorm both are same??
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can give Econorm

Detailed Answer:
Hi...I don't think this is cows milk protein intolerance. So you can continue with Nan Pro it self.

YOu can use Econorm XXXXXXX it s probiotic. No problem.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Brief Answer: You can feed her nan pro and cerelac Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. It seems your kid is having viral diarrhoea. Once it starts it will take 5-7 days to completely get better. 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. There is no need to use antibiotics unless there is blood in the motion. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhoea. I suggest you use zinc supplements (Z&D drops 1ml once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use Syrup Ondansetron (as prescribed by your paediatrician). Regarding diet - You can use cerelac...any flavour will do. Avoid fruit juices as they might aggravate diarrhea. You can give zinc supplements & ORS apart from normal vegetarian porridges & soups. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,