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Child suffering from loose motions. On medicines, ORS, barley. Suggestions?

Hi I am Amit Gupta. My son 2.5 years old having loose motions for 4 times a day for last four days. He also having a growth of a back teeth . I am providing the followings to him: AS MEDICINES: 1) Balcigyl-n 10 ml twice a day 2) Enterogermina tube twice day AS FOOD: 1) ORS AND WATER 2) BARLEY 3) DALIA 4) BOILED APPLE 5) RICE WITH RAW BANANA MASHED 6) MOTHER S MILK Still his condition is intact, please suggest/ advice in this regard...
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Amit Gupta,
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Your child is having gastroenteritis and the loose motions will take time to subside completely.
In mean time you continue the medication as prescribed by your Pediatrician and maintain the hydration of the child by giving oral rehydrating solutions to replace the losses in stools.
If there are signs of dehydration consult your doctor again for further advise.
Hope i have answered your query.
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Do not worry. It might take a couple of days to subside.

You are giving him all the things needed.

If he is active as usual/ he passes urine 4 to 5 times in a day/ his oral intake is okay- you need not worry. He will get okay soon. You may add curd to his diet- as curd has probiotic bacteria naturally- which helps a lot in Viral Diarrhea.

How ever if he has high fever/ you see blood in stools/ he refuses to drink fluids- you might have to see your Pediatrician again.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son good health.
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child is having diarrhea which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to settle.
You are doing good job,continue.
Continue with oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stools,coconut water,curd.
Add zinc for 14 days.
Observe him for signs of dehydration like lethargy,decrease in urine output,increase thirst,dry tongue.sunken eyes.
In case you find any get him evaluated by pediatrician for proper evaluation and management.
Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
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