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Baby Diarrhea

Baby stools usually are softer than that of an adult, but if it gets very watery, mucus-streaked, smellier, and more frequent, then it is diarrhea. The causes of baby diarrhea are viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, food allergy, poisoning, and consuming too much fruit juice. Diarrhea can lead to dehydration and can be acutely life-threatening, especially in newborns.

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My 10-month-old baby has loose motions. Please suggest medications and care instructions.

Query: Hi doctor, My 10-month-old daughter has been experiencing loose motions since yesterday. The stool is mostly watery and has different colors. Today in the afternoon, I gave her Steflora suspension. After that, she has had four bowel movements until now. I have now given O2M. She is on breastfeeding ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Loose motions at this age are usually due to viral infections. As per the limited information provided, the very first thing is to stop O2M (Ofloxacin and Metronidazole) syrup, as it contains an antibi...  Read Full »

Why does my child pass grayish-green colored stool?

Query: Hi doctor,My 4-month-old baby passes watery, grayish-green colored poop three to four times daily for the past two days. Usually, he passes poop only once in every two hours.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to is normal for the babies to pass stools up to ten times a day after feeding. Color can be anything except red, indicating blood streaks. Continue breastfeeding as usual. Do not worry unless your baby becomes dull, takes feeds appropriately, and has normal urination.  Read Full »

My 3-month-old daughter has loose motions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 3-month-old daughter has had loose motions for one month, and her reports show 12 to 15 pus cells. She is exclusively breastfed, and no formula milk is given. She was admitted for three days in the hospital for loose motion and dehydration. She drinks milk when she is hungry and crie...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Loose motions for more than one month must be evaluated properly. It is not a serious issue as she is active, well hydrated, and gaining weight. I suggest the following. 1. Stop all antibiotics and continue breastfeeding. 2. Give her an oral electrolytic solution ...  Read Full »

Which drug is best to treat diarrhea in a 4-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 4 months old, and she has been suffering from diarrhea for the past two weeks. The doctor prescribed the syrups, Mintonia and Verispore for the same. So please tell me which is the best medicine for diarrhea. Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. At this age, loose motion requires no medication unless the baby is severely dehydrated, not taking enough feed, or not passing urine. The baby passing stool eight times a day is a normal physiological process. An...  Read Full »

My baby is experiencing loose motion, and the medicine I gave is not working. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby has loose motion. And I gave my baby syrup Oflotas Oz suspension, which has not stopped it.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Stop taking that medication, which is not recommended for children with loose motions (diarrhea). Loose motions in children are typically viral and require symptomatic treatment. Instead, provide him with an oral rehydration solution (ORS)...  Read Full »

Does my son pass stools several times a day due to lactose intolerance?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1-year-old with a weight of 15.43 lbs. When he was 7 months old, we started to give him solid foods and I gave him cow's milk for three to four days. After that, diarrhea got started and he passed stool twenty to twenty-five times in a day. So the doctor advised us to admit him ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son is having toddler's diarrhea. It is a normal phenomenon that occurs in small children of this age group. As all the tests are normal, there is nothing to be worried about it. Diarrhea will settle down soon irrespective of the food taken. I advise you introduce ...  Read Full »

Can changing formula milk cause diarrhea in 6-month-old babies?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby just turned 6 months. I gave him Nan Optipro one for his first to 6 months, now I gave him the follow up milk which is Nan Optipro two. After two days of drinking, he is suddenly having diarrhea now (five times a day). I tried reaching out for a pediatrician in our area but the...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate your concern regarding your child. I would like to advise that transition can cause diarrhea but it should settle within four to five days. If it does not then we should change the feed. Ensure hydration, give him ORS (oral rehydration solution) solutio...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 3-month-old baby suffering from loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-month-old baby is having loose stools for the past 15 days. The color of the poop has turned from yellow to greenish-yellow with a bad smell. My child is having this issue for seven days. I consulted a pediatrician and he gave an antibiotic injection. But there is no improvement. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned the number of times of passing stools. Please mention whether you are giving breastfeeding to your child. Do not give him homeopathy medicines. You can give Erythromycin syrup one to three teaspoons four times a day for seven days. Give oral r...  Read Full »

Is vomiting along with frequent sour smelling diarrhea a matter of concern in a 11-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11-month-old daughter has been sick for about a week. She was throwing up all day and vomiting and there was blood mixed with it at one pint. We were giving medicine to stop the vomiting. Her diarrhea has continued since Sunday night. It is progressed to the point that she is passi...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattagupta Swarnava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before I answer your query I would like to ask you some questions. Until when did your daughter have exclusively breast milk? When did you start other food along with breast milk? Did she have similar episodes in the past? Did she receive all her vaccines regularly?...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea in a baby due to viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 1 year and 10 months old. Two weeks ago, she had severe diarrhea and around her thighs and around her genitals, there was inflammation. The doctor says that because diarrhea is a type of virus and inflammation of the fungus. The doctor prescribed Clotrimazole and burns ointmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question in detail and I know that you are very concerned about your child but do not worry. By what you quote it seems that your child probably has got acute gastroenteritis with inflammation at thighs and scrotal region. In my opinion, you should giv...  Read Full »

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