My baby is passing green stool along with mucus. What to do?

Hello Doctor, My baby is passing green stool along with mucus.

We got the stool test done and it shows acidic green along with 4-5/hpf.

A doctor suggested that my baby is okay and this is normal.

He has given these medicines: vizilac, z&d drops and oflomac.
Are these medicines okay? Is my baby’s condition serious? What can I do?

 

My baby is passing green stool along with mucus. What to do?
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Paediatrics

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    It appears to be lactose intolerance. So treatment is lactose avoidance, and zinc supplementation. Antibiotics are not required unless blood in stools or high fever or stool pus cells more then 10/hpf. Get stool for "reducing substance" done which should confirm lactose intolerance.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.

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