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Child seems to have low appetite, blood in nappies, occasionally white strings and lumps in stool. Cause?

Hi, wondering if you could help me, my 1 year old daughter hasn t been herself since Thursday, she s not eating or drinking, she has recently had blood in her nappies, I have seen the doctors and they have sent off a sample however this morning she had a dirty nappy with what appears to look like white string and lumps , any ideas?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Welcome to HCM forum.
White strings and lumps of mucus and blood in stools indicate a significant gastrointestinal infection in your daughter. Ideally a stool routine and culture test is recommended along with other blood investigations if needed.
The treatment would include a course of antibiotics along with probiotic and zinc supplements.
Please give her plenty of fluids to maintain her hydration.
Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query
Your daughter is having enteritis which is usually viral in nature,but i will suggest a stool examination and if there is any infection she may need a course of antibiotic.
In the meantime i advise you to maintain proper hydration give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool.give coconut water,curd, banana.boiled potato,give lactobaccilus sachet for 2 to 3 days.
In case symptoms do not subside take pediatric consultation.
Your daughter will be fine.
God bless
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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