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Diarrhea and vomiting with fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My daughter is 3.5 yrs old and she has severe stomach pain and vomitting. She has dysentry too.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Since when is she having these symptoms?
User :   From evening 6
User :   and we showed to a nearby doctor...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   you prescribed a tablet of cyclopam..he asked to give half a tablet
User :   *he
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she had it....
User :   but just 1 hour back...
User :   she vomitted evrything and from then she is having dysentry too
Doctor :   How many episode of loose stools has she had?
User :   3 to 4
Doctor :   Is she passing blood in the stools?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Is she tolerating oral fluids?
User :   from 6 she hasn't had anything
Doctor :   Is she having fever?
User :   yes...
User :   like she had close 102
User :   and we gave meftal...
User :   but that too she has vomitted
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain.
Doctor :   Since she would need medications to relieve the problems and also for hydration,
Doctor :   If she is vomiting continously, then I would suggest you to visit the ER.
Doctor :   In the mean time, you need to follow tipid sponging.
Doctor :   That is wiping the body, the forehead, the arm pits and the limb with water.
Doctor :   This would help the reduce the fever.
Doctor :   You can try syp calpol after a few minutes, if you do not plan to visit the ER>
Doctor :   if she does not vomit, further, then follow up with ORS fluids.
Doctor :   if vomiting persist after the calpol syrup, then you it is ideal that you visit the ER>
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes, couple of clarifications...what is ER
Doctor :   I mean, to see a doctor at an hospital.
User :   what does ORS stands for
Doctor :   Oral rehydration salt, in simple words electrolyte powder with water.
User :   Is calpol syp for vomiting
Doctor :   If you do not have this at this time, you can prepare it by adding a pinch of salt with a teaspoon of water to a glass of water.
User :   what is the ML we need to give..
User :   on calpol syrup
Doctor :   Calpol syrup is for fever, same as syp crocin or tylenol.
Doctor :   You can give her about 5 ml.
Doctor :   It should also help in controlling the pain.
User :   ok. can you suggest some doctors who I can visit in XXXXXXXX XXX or XXX
User :   Actually I am sorry I don't know from which city you are in
User :   I am from XXX
Doctor :   I am from XXX
User :   oh! ok...
User :   so it is advisable to visit a doctor right...
User :   also is it necesary to admit the child with these symptoms generally or is it something common
Doctor :   If you are going to see the doctor immediately, then you would have to get to a hospital nearby.
Doctor :   Else you can see a pediatrician tomorrow.
Doctor :   A pediatrician of your choice.
Doctor :   Or I shall provide you with a link from where you can find one.
User :   no probbaly we'll be going in the morning. Now in the tiredness she is sleeping
User :   yup sure
User :   also is it necesary to admit the child with these symptoms generally or is it something common
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   This link has details of pediatrician at XXX
Doctor :   Admission would be suggested, if she is very dehydrated and is not taking any thing orally.
Doctor :   Else it may not be required.
User :   Thanks a lot doctor.
Doctor :   Its important that you keep her hydrated with fluids in the way that I suggested to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sure. we'll try to give her the electrolyte powder
User :   nope thanks.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure.
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