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Suggest Treatment For Diarrhea In A Child

my baby is 2 years old and is having diarrhoea since yesterday. She's gone about five times yesterday and five today. She is about 12 kgs. I've been giving her oral rehydration solution and three does of enterogermina (5ml ampoule) so far, last night, this morning and tonight, but she's again had loose motions. I'm worried because she's been admitted for typhoic once and dehydration once this year. What could I give her please?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015
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It is not unusual for children to suffer from diarrhoea. But if the lost salts and water are adequately replenished with oral rehydration solution (ORS), dehydration should not occur. You can give rice water, dal water or coconut water but I think giving ORS should be the best.

In case of dehydration, the frequency of passage of urine comes down. So, if the child is passing urine adequately, you need not worry. If urinary frequency comes down, you can initially try giving more ORS but it is advisable to take the child to the emergency of a hospital with paediatric facilities.
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Suggest Treatment For Diarrhea In A Child

It is not unusual for children to suffer from diarrhoea. But if the lost salts and water are adequately replenished with oral rehydration solution (ORS), dehydration should not occur. You can give rice water, dal water or coconut water but I think giving ORS should be the best. In case of dehydration, the frequency of passage of urine comes down. So, if the child is passing urine adequately, you need not worry. If urinary frequency comes down, you can initially try giving more ORS but it is advisable to take the child to the emergency of a hospital with paediatric facilities.