Loose Motion

Loose motion is characterized by watery and shapeless stools, which may or may not be accompanied by a foul smell. Not every loose stool indicate diarrhea. For a loose stool to be diagnosed as diarrhea, it should repeatedly occur three to four times a day. Loose stools can also be present with other gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, abdominal pain, and abdominal cramps. Anti-diarrheal medications, increased fiber intake, drinking adequate water, and avoiding the triggering factors help treat loose stools.

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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

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 »

Kindly suggest home remedies for loose motions in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor, My 10 months old baby girl is having loose motion from the last five days. Sometimes she passes normal bowl, but today she is passing very loose bowls and since morning she has passed about five times, runny and loose stool. Kindly suggest me some home remedy or medicine.   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Parmar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Give ORS as much as she wants to prevent dehydration. Start Zinc syrup 10 milligrams once a day and a good brand of prebiotic probiotic available locally. Look around her bums area, if there is a redness rash, then apply Zinc-oxide cream locally 3 to 4 times a day. If s...  Read Full »

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