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What is the remedy for watery, smelly stools in an infant ?

My 9 month old baby girl keeps having watery smelly poo, it has been going on for about 5 days now. i am giving her plenty of fluids.My baby is happy in herself & does not have a temperature or is not in any pain .My baby is also eating ok. I am just abit worried now because her bad watery nappies keep giving her nappy rash & i dont know what else to do to stop her from having bad nappies.
Asked On : Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
First of all I would like to inform you that in this age group loose stool is very common and in most of cases minimal or no treatment are needed as in most of cause of stool is viral(like rota virus).As you stated your daughter is active and playful so there is no no need to worry.
Now the peri-anal excoriation(rash around anus),it mainly caused by local fungus when the area is remaining moist.Local used of cream containing both anti-fungal antibiotic and steroid(siloderm mixy cream) is very effective in this situation.
Thanking you.
Answered: Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Vibin K V's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic forum,
Your baby seems to be having some viral diarrhea. You are doing the right thing by giving her plenty of fluids which you need to continue. It usually takes 7 to 10 days for it to subside. You can add on zinc containing syrup (syp. Z&D 0.5 ml twice a day) for 14 days. Continue good hydration. Stools will slowly improve. Rash can be taken care off by applying siloderm cream. Hope your child gets well soon.
Answered: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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HIV AIDS Specialist Dr. S. Murugan's  Response
If the smell persists even after she is taking adequate water go for a culture and sensitivity test of urine of your baby and put her on appropriate antibiotics as per the report and with the guidance of your pediatrician. Don't allow the diaper to remain for a longer time, wash her genitals each time adequately with water after urination or toileting, wash her genital always from from to back and never from behind. Always allow her to wear underwear and not exposed genitals which itself lead to infection. If she is having a habit of putting her finger over genitals try ti divert her. She will be alright soon. Dr SM
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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