Diarrhea in Children

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Antibiotics used in specific causes of diarrhea in children Cause Antibiotic of choice Alternative

Cholera Tetracycline 12.5 mg/kg/dose Furazolidone 1.25 mg/kg/dose
four times a day for 3 days QID for 3 days

TMP 5 mg/kg/day. BID 3 days
Shigella dysentery TMP-SMX, TMP 5 mg/kg/day Nalidixic acid 15 mg/kg/QID
SMX 25 mg/kg/day Ampicillin 25 mg/kg/dose
BID for 5 days QID for 5 days
Amebiasis Metronidazole 10 mg/kg/dose Dehydroemetine deep IM 1-
TID for 5 days 1.5 mg/kg/day for 5 days
Giardiasis Metronidazole 5 mg/kg/dose TID Quinacrine 2.5 mg/kg/dose
for 5 days TID for 5 days.

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I have 22 days old son and he is having diarrhea from last 12 days. we consulted doc. he gave zinc drops & last time multi vit drops. but my baby still suffers problem of diarrhea. its like, he is given feeding at aprox 2 hrs interval, he sucks properly & sucks for 15-20 min but after completing food he does toilet, every time.
so please give some advise..

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