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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I did not get rota vaccine for my child. Is he having loose motions because of this?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is suffering from loose motion and he is 1.5 years old. We have not given rota vaccination due to unawareness. So, can any other vaccination be given? He always suffers from dysentry.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I used to attend these kind of patients daily, I have an adequate experience to manage them. You have not given vaccine is not the topic of discussion, no need to worry about this, diarrhea is common due to various causes. I need more information. Dysentary means blood...  Read Full »

My baby is having greenish loose motion. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 months 15 days old baby is having loose motion from yesterday and he has passed 8 to 9 times greenish motion. Please sugest me what I can do.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about the color of the stool as long as it is not red and does not contain blood. Please give syrup Zincolife 2.5 ml once a day for 14 days. Also, give ORS solution (prepare solution as advised in the instructions given) as 10 ml/kg with the passage of each...  Read Full »

My three and a half-month-old baby is suffering from loose motion. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3 and a half-month-old baby is suffering from loose motion. I am giving Enterogermina, but it is not working. She does potty all the time after feeding. What can be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your baby is just 3 and a half-month-old, I wanted to know whether the child is exclusively breastfed or on any formula milk. If the child is on breast milk, then there is no issue, but if the child is on any formula milk, then there is a chance of contaminatio...  Read Full »

An 8-month-old baby has loose motion even after consulting a doctor. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,My eight-month baby has a loose motion for 20 days. Stool test has been done, and it shows negative, I have consulted doctor, but still, she has loose motion around five times a day. Can you please help me with this?  Read Full »


Dr. M.l.kothari

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Give your kid following medicine. 1.Syrup Zenflox 100 mg (Ofloxacin) one teaspoon full twice a day for five days. 2. Syrup Vizylac one teaspoon full twice a day for five days. According to me stop milk from 8 am to 8 pm and give semisolid diet like dal, dalia, khi...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicine and diet to control diarrhea in a baby.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 7.5 months old and suffering from diarrhea since yesterday. Diarrhea: six episodes yesterday, two times in the night, once in the morning also puked out once in the morning. Gave Enterogermina twice yesterday and did not get any control yet. Please suggest medicine and al...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue Enterogermina as going on. Also, give syrup Ondem for vomiting on SOS basis (as per the weight of the child). It is very important to maintain hydration of the child by giving ORS (as per the weight of the child) with each loose stool. It is not advi...  Read Full »

My 36 days old baby is passing stools very frequently. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,My baby is 36 days old. He is passing stool very frequently like 15 times with little or more motion but not very heavy in the last 48 hours. The stool was curdy yellowish color, not like runny or watery, no greenish, no blood, no bubbles. He had the same issue when he was 18 days old, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. Passing motion too often is a normal phenomenon in neonates (gastrocolic reflex). Make sure baby is passing adequate urine and playful. 2. Redness over the perianal region may be due to prolonged wetness over the part or due to cleanin...  Read Full »

Can Ofloxacin and Flagyl be given for loose motion in a newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, Five months old baby suffered from loose motion and fewer doctors gave Ofloxacin 50 mg and Flagyl 200 mg syrup. They told to give 3 ml three times a day, each syrup for 5 months old. Is this dosage correct?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose specified above is too much and unnecessary for a child so small as 6.8 kg. It is advisable instead to just give the child Enterogermina 1 capsule twice a day for five days along with ORS with the passage of each loose stool. As for the fever, you can give syru...  Read Full »

My 4 months old baby is suffering from loose motion inspite of having Cefixime. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. She is suffering from loose motion for the last two weeks. The doctor already prescribed antibiotic Cefixime, but the condition is not much improved. Now she is pooping six to seven times daily, which contains mucus and color is green. A stool test shows 25...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Parmar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I advise you to continue breastfeeding and prevent dehydration. It is unusual to have bacterial diarrhea in a four-month baby. Are you giving any top feeding? I mean other milk apart from breastfeeding like bottle feed? If yes, then please stop and give exclusive bre...  Read Full »

I changed my baby’s formula milk, and it led to vomiting, and diarrhoea. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I changed my four weeks old baby’s formula milk, and it caused him to vomit after feeds and he had diarrhea. Should I change it to thick formula milk because he has reflux? Is this a normal side effect?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reflux point of view, the first thing that is to be done is to keep the baby at an angle of 35 degrees to the ground level after feeding. This will reduce the chances of reflux more than any medication. The next thing to be done before feed thickening is to ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medications to treat diarrhea in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor,I have 10 months old baby. Since yesterday, she is suffering from diarrhea. Yesterday five times, today three times, and I have not used any medication for this. Can you please suggest any medications?  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diarrhea is most viral in nature in children. Requires symptomatic treatment. Replace fluid loss with ORS. Add Zinc supplement (2 mg/kg) for 14 days. Watch for urine output. Give syrup Vizylac 2.5 ml BD as probiotics. If severe dehydration, visit the hospital. Any episo...  Read Full »

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