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Child has watery stools, after millet porridge. Antibiotic was given , for same recently

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My son is 6 months old. He is passing watery stools for the past two days.i started giving him millet porridge and he seems to be having loose motion since then. He had loose motion about fifteen days ago but after the antibiotic course he seemed to be doing ok. He is comfortable otherwise and is not in any pain.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child is having diarrhea mostly due to a virus but it may be due to an allergic because of millet porridge as it developed after starting the porridge.

Stop the porridge for now for some days.

Give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte to maintain hydration.

Monitor hydration by his activity, urine output, and skin turgor.

Consult the Pediatrician for the physical examination of the child and for treatment of diarrhea.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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