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Child gassy, having loose stools. Took antibiotics for cold. How to cure?

Background innformation: My 5 month old just got over a cold she had three weeks ago. She was on antibiotics and a nebuelizer. Have not given her medication in the past week. Question: What can be the causes of my child being very gassy and having loose stool? She has had about three bowel movements per day and is wetting about 6 diapers a day. Is there something that I should be giving her or should i let what ever it is run its course. She has not been fussy, eats well 30 - 34 oz a day formula and is sleeping ok.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Up to 3 bowel movements per day is okay if the consistency is normal.

How ever if the consistency is loose too- it might be due to the antibiotic she was given.

Gas might be due to the formula.
You may give her probiotic sachets like Econorm/ Bifilac- about 1/2 sachet twice a day for 5 days.
Include plenty of curd in her diet- as curd contains probiotics naturally. It will help in restoration of the normal gut flora which might have been destroyed by the antibiotic.
Drops like Colicaid will help her gas trouble too.

With this she should be okay.
At any time if you feel she is cranky, you see blood in stools , she develops high grade fever or she refuses to drink- you must visit your Pediatrician immediately.

Hope I have answered your query.
Wish your daughter good health.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have acute gastroenteritis due to mostly a virus.
You can give sips of oral rehydrating solutions like Pedialyte.
Continue breastfeeding frequently.
Probioic like lactobacillus sachets can be given orally in prescribed dosage.
Watch for hydration status by activity, urine output and skin turgor.
If loose motions are not controlled, or signs of dehydration are there consult your Pediatrician for the assessment and treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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