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Child having stomach ache and stools are are little darker. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Sep-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my 2.5 yr old kid is complaining of stomach ache, his stools are mucousy little darker in colour
User:what can i do to relieve his problem
Doctor:May I know since when he has this symptom?
User:since morning. he has passed stool 3 -4 times by now
Doctor:May I know if he has fever?
Doctor:Is he vomiting?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms he has is suggestive of gastroenteritis.
User:the stools smell also
Doctor:Presence of abdominal pain is bit worrying.
Doctor:Give him plenty of fluid.
User:the stomach pain happens when he is about to pass stool
Doctor:you can also give him bifilac. This comes as XXXXXXX which you can mix in a small bowel and feed him.
Doctor:One XXXXXXX per with half glass of water to be fed.
Doctor:The same thing to be repeated three times a day.
Doctor:If the pain increases, you need to visit a pediatrician for clinical examination and evaluation.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:is it same as Econorm?
User:so can i give him Econorm as well
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:instead of Bifilac
User:also, what about Enterogermina?
Doctor:Yes, you can use them.
User:can i give him that
Doctor:Bifilac, econorm and enterogermina are all a class of medicine known as probiotic.
Doctor:They replenish essential gut bacteria.
Doctor:You can use any of those.
Doctor:But do see the doctor if symptoms worsen
Doctor:especially the abdominal pain and fever.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:what are the signs i should be looking for?
User:what kind of food should i give him
User:apart from water
Doctor:Most important is sign of dehydration. Sunken eyelids, shrinky skin, reduced tears/urination, drowsiness, refusal to feed and play are signs of dehydration.
Doctor:As he has had only 3 episode of loose stool, I do not feel he will develop these signs.
Doctor:Apart from that occurrence of fever and worsening of abdominal pain will need medical attention.
User:ok but what should i give him to eat
Doctor:I prefer to give mainly fluids.
Doctor:There is no other restriction.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:any item in food that may aggrevate the problem
Doctor:At this point of time, without knowing the cause of gastroenteritis, I would not be able to precisely answer this question.
Doctor:Some cases of gastroenteritis spread from contaminated water and stored food.
Doctor:Outside food can be a cause.
Doctor:You can visit your pediatrician and know about them.
User:i was not asking that
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:i am asking any food item that may aggrevate the current condition.
User:i will visit the pediatrician if the need be
Doctor:No other food product is known to increase / aggrevate this problem. You can restrict the amount of spices in the food though.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Any more queries?
User:that was helpful
User:no thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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