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15 months old has bad smelling stools, friend suggested Zentel. Is it ok to give ?

Hello Doctor, My son is 15months old and when he poo, its too hard to smell and i have feeling whether he has got any worms in his stomach and one of my friend sugggested to give Zentel, cos im residing in perth now and couldn able to consult any indian doctors moreover in Perth they dont prescribe any medicine for this, Could you pls suggest me with good prescription? Thanks, AAAAA
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

As you have mentioned that your son is passing hard stools it means that he is constipated and that can be the reason for the bad smell. Worm infestation does not give rise to hard and foul smelling stools. There is no need to give Zentel.

You need to increase green leafy vegetables in your son's diet so that the stool softens and he passes them more regularly. You may like to visit where I have provided some instructions on constipation. In case diet does not help then suppository or enema may have to be given to facilitate evacuation of the hard stools.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


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