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Infant with greenish stools. Could this be due to the erythromycin intake? Enlarged liver with jaundice

Hi My 3month old son is excreting green coloured stools that resembles cow dung. I noticed this change for the first time when I gave him erythromycin syp for cold and cough. but for last 15 days this has become persistent. His pediatrician said he has enlarged liver and possibly jaundice . How serious is it? What are the treatments available for it? How critical is it?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Greenish stool sre due to excessive bile secretion.
This can be taken care by a probiotic syrup daily for 7 days.
Enlarged liver is of concern if it is associated with clinical jaundice (confirmed by lab investigations).
In case of jaundice erythromycin should be stopped at the earliest.
Treatment of the cause of jaundice should be started by a pediatrician.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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