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What is the remedy for loose motion of a 8 month old baby?

Hello, my baby is 8 months old. she is suffering from loose motion from last 10 days. we are giving her MEBARID & Zinc Dry Powder, but still she is not getting well. I have increase her water intake to maintain water level in her body. please suggest me remedy for this.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for your query.
I suggest you to do stool tests such as stool routine, microscopy, culture and sensitivity to know the cause for infection with the advise of the doctor.
Continue to give ORS, oral zinc and you can add an oral probiotic.
Monitor hydration status.
Antibiotic can be given if stool tests are suggestive of any bacterial infection.
Hope I have answered your query.
Regards.
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