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4 month old with persistent loose stools with mucus and blood

My 4 month old son has had persistently loose stools since birth, and has had mucus in stool since approximately 10 days after birth.
Sometimes he also gets visible blood in his stool; the blood is not like red fresh blood but like stains. His stool is slimy in appearance, greenish, sometimes completely green with some transparent parts, sometimes yellowish green. Its smells like loose stools. There is a sound spluttering or gushing when he passes stool, it can be heard in the room.
He is mainly on breast milk and once in a while Hypoallergenic formula milk .Doctors say he might have cow’s milk protein allergy. When I take milk etc. his blood occurrence in stool increases. He passes stool from 5- 8 times a day.
We gave him Chamomile 6, 2 or 3 doses, but it didn’t help, so we stopped.
We have tried giving him Merc sol 30, for 2-3 weeks, 3- 4 times a day 2-3 drops in some water. Initially it helped after 1-2 days for 2-3 days, and he got yellow pasty stool a few times, seemed with no mucus and blood, but then again it was back to how it always is,tThough frequency of passing stool came down to 3-4-5.
We gave him Podophyllum 30, for 2 weeks, the number of stools came down and the sound when passing stool stopped, but he still had mucus in his stool, and sometimes blood.
Lastly we tried R4, which again brought down the no. of stool to 2-3, but no change in quality of stool. And blood was present with intake of milk by me. So we stopped.
Now I have started Merc sol 30 again in hope that the mucus and blood will stop coming, there’s no blood visible but there is mucus and sometime transparent slimy green stool. 4-5 time a day.
His growth is normal. He is not a cranky baby mostly.
Please help, we r very much concerned about his health, mayb I’m not giving the right dose or administering it properly, plz be very specific about administering techniques and dosage. Those medicines were given on and advice of a home practitioner.
 
  kitkat123 on 2014-05-12
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1. Age, weight, height – 4 months, 6.8kg, 60cm
2. Physical appearance of the child e.g. thin, chubby – nor thin nor chubby, normal..on the chubby side
3. Have the growth milestones (e.g. teething, standing, walking, talking etc. )achieved early, on time or late – on time
4. What are the symptoms of the health problem – loose mucusy stools
5. What makes the problem better without using medicines – not sure
6. What makes the problem worse without using medicines –the mother taking milk and dairy products
7. How is the child behaving during this problem – normal playful behavior
8. How long the problem has been there – 4 months
9. What is the reason of the problem in mother’s view – don’t know, doctors say he might have cow’s milk protein allergy though not proven yet
10. How is the child’s thirst & appetite – ok, even if hungry easily distracted by playing
11. What does the child like to eat – breast milk
12. What does the child dislike in food
13. How is the stool & urine –loose mucusy green stool
14. How is the child’s sleep -ok
15. What is the child afraid of (animals, insects, darkness, alone etc.) – sudden loud noise
16. Where does the child sweat normally – forehead, head,back..mayb chest
17. How much does the child sweat (little, moderate, a lot) - moderate
18. Any problems with nose, throat, ears, chest -- sometimes nose blocked, cough, sneezing
19. Describe the nature of the child (shy, headstrong etc. give details) – playful, happy, easily smiles
20. Is the child normally cold or hot - cold
21. Was it a planned pregnancy - no
22. How was the pregnancy of the mother (morning sickness, bleeding, happy, sad, tense etc) – morning sickness mostly through the day but without vomiting upto 5 months, with intense hair falling, lower abdomen cramping like periods, took a lot of rest, got gestational diabetes(controlled with diet), was on Duphaston throughout the pregnancy, some painkillers like volataren when had intense lower back pain, tense and stressful due to fear of miscarriage. (due to previous miscarriage). This is 2nd baby but 3rd pregnancy.
23. How is the relationship of mother & father – good, loving
24. What diseases run in your family (mother & father) – high blood pressure, borderline sugar
 
kitkat123 8 years ago
Stop all remedies.

Is the child taller or shorter than normal kids this age

What does the stool smell like e.g. dead animal, just bad odor can't describe etc

Why were you on Duphaston the whole pregnancy

How did you feel when found about pregnancy
 
fitness 8 years ago
He is of normal average height for his age.
Just bad odor, sometimes maybe like bad eggs or vomit.
To support the pregnancy bcoz of history of previous miscarriage, and lower abdomen crampings.
Very surprised, I wasn’t expecting it, but happy.
 
ssarahh 8 years ago
Your remedy is: Natrum Carbonicum 200c.

FOR CHILDREN:
One dose is made by dissolving one pill of the remedy (or one drop, if you have liquid remedy) in half a glass of cooled, boiled water. Stir it and take one tea spoon from it.

HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDY:
Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.
Report back in 7 days with changes observed.

TIME OF DOSE:
First dose: At night before sleeping.
Second dose: 12 hrs after the first dose.
Don’t take any more dose or any other remedy unless I tell you.

PRECAUTIONS:
If there is significant worsening of symptoms (called homeopathic aggravation) after the first dose, then don’t take the second dose.
Don’t take any other homeopathic remedy during this treatment.
Give a break of at least 10 minutes before eating/drinking anything before or after taking the remedy.
During the treatment, don’t eat anything which you have never had all your life.

HOMEOPATHIC AGGRAVATION
Sometimes the symptoms for which treatment is being done can worsen after taking the homeopathic remedy. This is homeopathic aggravation and a good sign. It usually dies down within 24-48 hrs. During this time you can use any non-medicinal means to keep yourself comfortable. If the aggravation seems excessive, you can use any & all means necessary (including taking allopathic medicines) to keep yourself comfortable. Keep your homeopath fully updated if this happens.

HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK:
A good example of how to report your progress is by giving %age improvement for all your health problems e.g.
Headache: 30% better
Low energy level: 50% better
Anxiety: 40% better
Sadness: No change
Depression: Worse
And so on list all your complaints.

GENERAL INFO ABOUT HOMEOPATHIC PRESCRIBING:
If someone is giving several remedies, without waiting to see the effect of one remedy, then it is totally against the core principles of homeopathy. Such an approach is unlikely to give permanent cure, rather it may distort actual symptoms making subsequent cure even more difficult.
 
fitness 8 years ago
i forgot to mention he also gets red spots or pimples once in a while they disappear on their own. this is quiet regular.
i also tried Aethusa 30 it helped a little after the first day, for a day or two. then no use.
i cannot afford for the symptoms to be aggravated, isn't 200 a very high dose for a baby? plz help.
 
kitkat123 8 years ago
i was arranging for the remedy u prescribed as its not available here.

i have given him the doses as u prescribed, waiting to see any changes in his stool, haven't seen any yet, its the 1st day, will report again soon.
 
kitkat123 8 years ago
Update 1 week after taking remedy:
The frequency of his stool has gone down to 3 times a day instead of 4-6 times a day. The mucus is still there in the stool, it’s still loose. It’s not green anymore only sometimes. I started the remedy on Saturday night, and on Tuesday he had one stool which looked normal ; yellow and paste like. And one more normal one on Thursday night.
In the whole week he had 2 instance of normal paste yellow stool, I couldn’t see any transparent parts in it, and an average of 3 stools a day.
Please advice further, waiting for ur reply.
 
kitkat123 8 years ago
Observe for now and update after one week. No more doses.
 
fitness 8 years ago
update after 2 weeks:
he is turning 6 months old, so we started weaning him, he has started on banana paste once a day.
his stool is paste like instead of loose when he has the banana.
he passes stool 2-3 times a day, the stool after the banana is paste like (normal), otherwise its loose ,the mucus still seems to be there in the loose stool. he is not taking any formula, only mothers milk and banana.
plz advise
[message edited by kitkat123 on Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:05:49 BST]
 
kitkat123 8 years ago
Give him one more dose and report back in one week.
 
fitness 8 years ago
he had 2-3 normal stools a day, then he had his 6 months vaccines, the stool was fine till three days after that, now again he has atleast one loose mucusy stool a day, it started 3 days after the vaccine and he had the paste of a slice of green apple, which was different from daily red apple.
plz advice.
 
kitkat123 8 years ago
Give him one dose of Thuja 200c and report back.
 
fitness 8 years ago

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