Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sweetie | 2009/01/05

Q.

Gastro in 6 month old

My six-month old has gastro with a severe runny tummy, dr told me to stop his Lactogen feeds and only give him Rehidrat. How long am I supposed to give him the Rehidrat, when can he start with his normal feeds, he refuses to drink Rooibos tea, water, etc. Is there anything else that he can take for the gastro?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am concerned about your baby as he has bad diarrhoea. He may well have a rotavirus infection. I am particularly concerned that he may become dehydrated. Please ask your paediatrician to see him.

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