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ORS stands for oral rehydration solution. Commercially available ORS contains common salt, glucose, potassium chloride, and trisodium citrate. It is used for replenishing lost fluids and electrolytes in case of dehydration.

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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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 (Zinc Acetate) 2.5 ml once a day for 14 days. Also, give ORS solution (prepare solution as advised in the instructions given) as 0.33 oz per kg wit...  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. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why is there a stomach ache with watery stools in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. She has a stomach ache. Her stools are a little watery. Please tell me a solution to this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Watery stools imply stomach infection. That is why she has stomach pain. Usually, diarrhea persists for 3 to 4 days, please make sure the kid does not get dehydrated. Give her plenty of oral liquids like ORS, coconut water. Avoid sugary juices or liquids (they increa...  Read Full »

How can we manage diarrhea in babies?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is having diarrhea since last night. Today he has gone poop eight times. He is mostly crying. His age is 7 months. I have given ORS to him.  Read Full »

Dr. Dibyendu Chakraborty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common causes of diarrhea below 1 year age of a baby are viral diarrhea. Rotavirus diarrhea is very common and frequent. Rotavirus is a virus that spreads through the contamination of food, improperly cleaned utensils and poor hygiene. Please specify whether yo...  Read Full »

What causes severe stomach pain with vomiting in a 6-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My six year old boy is suffering from stomach ache. He vomited three times already. He had mangoes yesterday, and today he is having yellow vomiting. I gave him Ondansetron syrup and Cyclopam. The vomiting has stopped now, but he still has the stomach pain. The stomach pain is so sever...  Read Full »

Dr. M. L. Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your child is suffering from gastroenteritis. I suggest you try giving him the following: Continue Ondansetron syrup, one teaspoonful thrice a day. Cyclopam (Paracetamol and Dicyclomine) syrup, one teaspoonful thrice a day. Syrup Zenflox OZ (Ofloxacin and Ornidaz...  Read Full »

My 29 months old kid is having high fever and shivering. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 29 months old. She is having high fever till 101 degrees Fahrenheit and running nose since afternoon today. Now she has fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit. She also complained of shivering in the evening. She has not eaten anything. Given Meftal as of now. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the situation you are facing. Your daughter most probably has a viral fever. Keep checking the temperature regularly like hourly or second hourly. You can continue Paracetamol every sixth hourly along with tepid sponging. You can give ORS (oral rehydration ...  Read Full »

Why is my baby having continuous watery stools?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby child is of 1 month and 10 days old. Actually, she had fever two days earlier but fever is fine now after consulting doctors. Now, she is having a continuous watery stool for last two days. But watery stool is continued. She is not sleeping at all. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your baby is only 1 month 10 days old, very less medication is recommended in this age. Continue to breastfeed, watch for adequate urine output. ORS (oral rehydration solution) solution to be only given if urine output is low. You can also give Econorm (Saccharomy...  Read Full »

My mother has uncontrollable bowel movement from morning. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 81 years old suffering from a fever of 100.4 degrees Farenheit and cold. She has been having LBM since this morning. From morning, her bowel movement is uncontrollable. What to do? What can be given to her?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Mild fever is common during cold and there is no need to worry. Please mention the meaning of LBM. Please mention whether she has a sore throat or breathlessness.   Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for my grandma, who is in pain and has diarrhea.

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother has diarrhea, and I think it is not simple diarrhea. She is really in pain and very weak at the moment. What is the right thing to do? We need an answer and please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that she is having diarrhea and in pain. You did not mention for how long she has diarrhea, and this would help us to understand the potential reason underlying her pain and diarrhea. Since diarrhea, less than 14 days duration, is considered acute ...  Read Full »

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