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Loose stools, teething on upper jaw. Causes for loose motions?

Hello Doctor, my baby is having loose motion for past 3 days. he doesnt have any other problem like stomach pain or vomiting etc. he is taking food properly also drinking breast milk as well.he is getting four teeth together on his upper jaw. is it because of his tooth coming, he is getting loose motion or because of some other indigestion issues? since he doesnt have any problem, we didnt take him to hospital? please let me know what are the remedies for this? Thank you in advance.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Sumirenjit,
When teeth starts appearing, child tries to put everything in mouth and tries to chew it. This can result in chewing dirty and contaminated articles also, leading to infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
This reslts in loose motion in babies. Plese get your baby examined by a Paediatrician and take treatment accordingly.
Always take care of eating habits of the babies like clean hands and use pure filtered water.
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General & Family Physician Dr. V. Jayaram's  Response
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It seems more likely to be due to teething that he is having loose stools . Children when teething tend to bite anything and everything they find to soothe the itchy feeling in their gums .

This generally leads to an infection

Hence i suggest you to continue breast feeding since it is very good natural source of immunity .

Also in case the child develops fever or is not feeding well or is crying excessively you need to see a doctor .

Also make sure that the baby does not get dehydrated
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