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Toddler suffering from loose motion, giving Ofloxacin Oral Solution and zinc dry powder. Solution?

hi , I have a son who is 9.5 months old.. he is been suffering from loose motion.. initially doc suggested.. sporlac.. but as it didn t work .. he suspected infection.. later.. after the test.. it was confirmed. then doc gave.. some medicine.. Ofloxacin Oral Solution (Zanocin Brand) and Zinc Dry Powder for Suspension Z &D DS 20.. which worked.. for few days.. that is almost 9 days.. not he is again having loose motion.. please advise.. we upon doc advise. have started. using Ofloxacin oral Solution.. but its not reduced.. he is pooped.. 7 times.. since morning.. little greenish .. please advise..
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

First thing we should take care of in this scenario is 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.

Continue to give ORS or any fluid with salt and sugar for dehydration.

If there is blood or mucus in the stool or if there is fever along with pain while passing stool we consider dysentry and treat with antibiotics.

If there is only green color stool we need not worry about it and this only indicates increased bowel motility.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child again developed gastroenteritis.

I advise you to go for stool investigation for routine, culture, and for reducing substtances.

Give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte to maintain dehydration.

Probiotic like saccharomyces or lactobacillus can be given 1 to 2 sachets per day orally.

Continue Zinc in prescribed dosage for 2 weeks.

And consult your Pediatrician for the assessment of your child and for the specific treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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