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What is the treatment for loose motions?

my 15 month old baby is having loose motion since 2 days..she has done it about 3-4 times a day and yesterday night she vomitted twice though since morning she hasnt vomitted...Her food intake has also reduced since this afternoon and she is having slight temp since morning....doc has suggested sporlac and zinconia syrup..kindly advice is its gastroenteritis as i think her stomach pains when we touch her belly point
Wed, 28 Jan 2015
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Hi....It seems your kid is having viral diarrhoea. Once it starts it will take 5-7 days to completely get better. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry.

Stomach pain is very common - do not worry. It is intermittent and will settle down.

I suggest you use zinc supplements (Zinconia syrup 5ml once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use Syrup Ondansetron as prescribed by your pediatrician.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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What is the treatment for loose motions?

Hi....It seems your kid is having viral diarrhoea. Once it starts it will take 5-7 days to completely get better. Unless the kid s having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry. Stomach pain is very common - do not worry. It is intermittent and will settle down. I suggest you use zinc supplements (Zinconia syrup 5ml once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use Syrup Ondansetron as prescribed by your pediatrician. Regards - Dr. Sumanth