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Child having loose motions for long time, on homeopathy. Not taking any milk, getting weaker. Suggestions?

my son is 4 year old ....he is having loose stools since last 6 months.....he is on homeopathy and darolac powder....have tried meterogil and dependol..what to do...kindly suggest . he is not taking any soon as i give him milk he gets watery stools...have consulted lots of pediatric ...but they do not pay attention...he s getting weak day by email is YYYY@YYYY help...i m very worried...
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
the child is having lactose intolerance. do not feed him milk or any milk products. after some day child will be okay. you may add syp zinc 5 ml once daily for 2 weeks to improve the condition.
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Arunava Biswas's  Response
It would be better if you could provide with more detailed history about the problem, like - stool frequency, colour, consistency ; history of fever etc.

The probable causes of such diarrhoea are -Cows milk protein allergy(CMPA), Post gastroenteritis syndrome, coeliac disease, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis.

If your child is not tolerating milk, keep him off milk and milk products.
Complex carbohydrates (Complex carbohydrates come from the starch and fiber in grains, legumes, potatoes and root vegetables ), fruits, unsweetened fruit juices are good for him. Don't give him wheat / wheat products (gluten foods) also if that is causing diarrhoea. Let her drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

Have you gone for stool test (for routine examination and microscopy) of the child ? If not, do immediately. The test report may indicate the cause behind.

As your child is suffering for 6 months, I am worried about his nutritional status. Nutritional deficiency due to malabsorption of nutrients is common with chronic diarrhoea.

Get the child examined thoroughly by pediatrician to diagnose the problem and start treatment.

Post if you have more queries.
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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