Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Child has loose motions, mucus in stools. Prescribed Oflomac. Lactose intolerance?

Hi, we have 9 month old and getting loose motions from last 2-3 days. Today, the stool also had some mucus kinda thing. The doc after examination has prescribed Oflomac forte(3ml *2) and put on special diet of Nestum Rice + milk and Nusobee milk powder, stating lactose tolerance and infection. Is this correct diagnosis? How does one conclude lactose intolerance? He has been on formulae etc for 9 months now and was tolerant to milk/ curd etc. We are worried what s gone wrong.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  181
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Lactose intolerance may be primary or secondary.
Primary lactose intolerance is due to congenital deficiency of lactase enzyme, which si a very rare entity and usually manifests since birth. Secondary lactose intolerance occurs commonly after diarrhea due to transient loss of cells producing lactase enzymes.Presence of reducing substance in stool indicates lactose intolerance.
Only mucus doesn't indicates infection as it may be present normally. As he is also symptomatic your doctor has prescribed him antibiotic.
You can also give him syp zinc for 10 days and enterogermina for 3 days.
If oral acceptance is poor or he is getting lethargic consult your doc immediately.
With regards
With regards
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor