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Small child, passing stools frequently, stools are loose and sticky. Taking ecobion sachets. Treatment?

Hi Doc, my son is now completed 7 months n I have started givin him ragi malt since a month.... N giving apple juice, carrot juice in te evening. He s passing stools 5 to 7 times a day since a week now n sometimes its loose n sometimes its sticky. Am giving Ecobion sachets twice a day n I dono if tats helping him. Pls advise
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic

Now these loose stools could be because of several reasons.

One it could be because of viral infection. In such a scenario there will not be any blood or mucus associated.
These viral diarrheas subside on their own and only thing you will have to do is monitor for dehydration.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine.

ORS and other rehydrating solutions containing sugar and salt are required.
Another cause could be dysentry. Here the stool is associated with blood and mucus. Antibiotics are required.

Another cause could be allergy to the new food substances that are being introduced.
Stopping the new substance will result in improvement

Hope this helps
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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