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Child has liquid stools. Started after treatment for cold. What can I do?

hi my baby is 6 months old.he is suffering from loose motion from last one month only liquid coming out 7 to 8 times in a day.this is start due to treatment of cold by a doctor my doctor saying that it is normal but we are anxious about it because it is happening from last one month so please guide me what can i do to cure my baby
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Any loose stools for more than 2 weeks should be evaluated.

Was any new food/ new formula introduced?
If he is on breast feeds, you may continue with that.

If he is on formula feeds, you might have to temporarily stop the formula and try soya milk/ lactose free preparations.
You may give him plenty of fluids like ORS, plain water, vegetable soups, porridge, rice based food, Boiled and mashed potato, Banana, plenty of curd.
You may also give him probiotic sachets like Econorm- 1/2 sachet twice a day for a week.
You might have to give him Zinc syrup for 2 weeks.

If after dietary modification too, diarrhea does not stop, stool analysis has to be done for various malabsorption.

Keep watch on his weight gain and activity- if weight loss is seen and activity is low- its a matter of concern.
Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your baby a speedy recovery.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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