Thank you for your question.
I agree with you that there is a possibility of an infection which may require antibiotic therapy but 2-3 loose stools per day is not something alarming in terms of causing dehydration.
The most worrying thing or the thing that we look for in any child of this age is dehydration. I am pretty sure that he would not be dehydrated considering that he is only passing two to three stools a day, even though they are loose.
So we can wait for the results to come in to make a final decision on whether an antibiotic is required in her case.
In the vast majority of cases, even if it is a bacterial infection, it would settle in up to two weeks' time.
If it persists beyond that, obviously an infection among other causes such as celiac disease need to be considered and tested for.
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