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My baby often has loose stools. What medicines should I give him?

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Answered by

Dr. Alka

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sowmiya D

Published At September 13, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have a six months old son. He often suffers from loose stools. I do not know why it happens. My friend suggested I give Mathulai manappagu. Please share your thoughts.

Answered by Dr. Alka


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query. Giving medicine is not the ideal solution to his problem. Firstly, try to find out the exact cause behind the loose motions. Because once you find out the exact cause, it will be easy for you to avoid that causative factor and the loose motion will automatically get cured. Babies of his age usually have this problem due to milk. So, if you are giving him cow's or buffalo's milk, stop it for a while and give him mother feed. Then notice if the frequency of stools is under control. The next thing is, as he is six months old, give him fruits like banana, apples, pomegranate juice, boiled rice because all these things help bind the stool. If you give him a proper diet, you will find there is no need to give him medicines.

I hope you understand my point. Follow up after two weeks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Alka
Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

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