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Child has loose motions. Taken Oflamac, zinc syrup and Vizylac. Want best treatment

Dear Sir, my son age of 13 months suffering from loosemotion since last 3 days. he have continue him treatment from hospital .The hospital prescibed him oflamac & zinc syp., ors & vizylac syp. but till now he is not fine & motions are continue & vomiting thus my son become week. so plz presc. me some best treatment for my son, i m so upset for my son. Thanks & regards Santanu Mahalik
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Your son is getting appropriate treatment. Once there is loose motion it generally takes 5-7 days for the bowel to become regular.
The only thing you should take care of his diet. Give him adequate fluid (50-100 ml after each loose stool) and easily digestible diet to prevent dehydration.
Watch for urinary frequency( at least 4-6 times a day).
The amount vomited is usually less than the quantity taken. Give ORS slowly in sips by spoon. Even then if he vomits, give him domstal syrup to prevent vomiting and to increase the intake.

Wish him early recovery
With regards
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kulbir Singh's  Response
Hello Santanu
The treatment your child is taking is best but seems that it is not effective. Consult your doctor again and he/she may order you stool examination or culture examination of the stool to select an effective antibiotic. In addition to this you have to follow some precautions:
1. Keep your child in good hygienic condition.
2. Keep him hydrated with plenty of fluid. Use only boiled or RO filtered water.
3. Regularly change his clothes and do not keep him in wet clothes.
4. Give him fresh and light liquid diet.
5. ORS helps in maintaining electrolyte balance.

Hope you have got your answer.
Best Wishes
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

The common cause of loose stools in this age group is virus.

There are no safe medicines to stop the loose stools immediately.
We have to take care that dehydration does not happen.
Continue with the medications prescribed.

For vomiting you may give syrup Ondensteron (2 mg/ 5 ml) 2.5 ml thrice a day for about 2 days.

Give him plenty of fluids- water, ORS, porridge, vegetable soups, rice based food, banana, mashed potato etc. Curd in plenty is very good for loose stools.

He must pass urine atleast 4 to 5 times in a day.
He will be okay in about 3 to 4 days.

How ever if he continues to be tired/ does not drink well/ passes urine less frequently/ very cranky please do visit your doctor again- as these suggest that he is dehydrated and might need to be hospitalized.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son a speedy recovery.
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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hello santanu,
i think your son is having bacterial infection . Go for netazox syrup 5 ml twicw a day with raecadotril sachet half once daily and sporolac sachet half two times, if he has fever you can use ibugesic para combination. for vomiting use domperidone 5ml before remaining medicine.
And also i advice you to use boiled water for drinking and you are milk bottles for feeding boiled them regularly.
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Hi santanu.
i appreciate your concern.continue with the medication as prescribed,most important thing in gastroenteritis is to maintain proper hydration.give your son ors in small amounts more frequently.also you can give rice water,coconut water,curd,banana.
take care,god bless
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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