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Small child, suffering from dysentery, semi solid stools. Prescribed zanocin syrup, zedott. Treatment?

hello doctor, my son is 2 yrs 3 months old. he is suffering from dysentery since a day. The stool is semi solid in nature (yellow). 7 months back he had similar problem and pediatrician prescribed him Zanocin Syp for 5 days, Z & D Dry powder, Zedott sachet. Can we give this dosage again for the problem now. Appreciate your reply. Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
My answer to your query may be not in a appropriate time but I wanted to advise you.
Whenever child has loose motions you can start giving oral rehydration solutions to prevent dehydration.
Probiotic may be addes to add gut protective microflora.
But antibiotic for desntery can be started after consulting your Pediatrician.
Inadvrtent use of antibiotic may lead to drug resistance and may not work the previously prescribed antibiotic in present situations.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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