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Child, mild pain over belly button after having food, mild fever. Carmicide given. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hello Doctor
User:Thanks for responsing
User:My daugther (age 5.6 years) complains of mild pain above the belly button area after she has had lunch / dinner for the last two days. After some time she says its gone. She has never ever complained of abdominal pain earlier. Yesterday night we gave her Carmicideand today again she has complaiend about the pain after lunch. I sthis osmething to worry about. Kindly advice.
Doctor:I have read your query
Doctor:Is she having fever too with this?
Doctor:Is there loose stools or vomiting too?
User:no she does not have fever but she was little warm about 99 degrees on Sunday afternoon, but after that she has been normal
User:no vomitting and loose stools
User:the pain i guess lasts only for about 10 minutes
Doctor:what medicine have you given her?
User:today we have given her Carmicide
Doctor:Let me tell you few things
Doctor:first, your daughter may need a stool routine examination
Doctor:There may be intestinal worm infestation
Doctor:We need to find the cause of her abdominal pain
Doctor:You may give her a dose of dewoming medicine like Albendazole
User:I was about ask about deworming. Thanks
Doctor:yes, you can give her a single dose of zeebee syrup which is around 10 ml
User:She has a habit of biting nails and that may be the cause.
Doctor:It is Albendazole, and single dose of 400mg
Doctor:Yes, it can be one of the causes
User:So do I give Albendazole and zeebee both or just one of these
Doctor:one of these is fine
Doctor:Albendazole is the generic name
Doctor:Zeebee is a trade name
Doctor:Many formulations are avaialble
User:Thanks doctor. This has been very useful.
Doctor:You can ask for Albendazole, that would be better
User:One last question
User:is it to be given in the night or day
Doctor:These kind of infections are common in children of her age
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:It has to be given as a single dose at night after food
User:Thanks Doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:I wish her speedy recovery
User:Thanks you have good day.
Doctor:You too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed
User:Good afternnon
User:Wanted to know whether my daughter can attend school after she takes the deworming syrup
Doctor:Yes, she can attend the school
Doctor:There is no problem with it
User:thank you very much for your advice
Doctor:However, get her stool routine done too
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
User:yes I will can take the report to her pediatrician, or is it goos to share it with you.
Doctor:both ways are fine
User:ok thanks
User:bye for now
Doctor:But I want some doctor to examine your child physically
Doctor:Physical assessment is very much required
User:yes will take her to the pdiatrician
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Please do get back in case of doubts
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