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Dysentry, blood in stool, vomiting sensation, had food from outside - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi Dr AAAAAAA here
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi Dr. XXXXXXXX - My son aged 12yrs is having decentry since evening
Doctor :   How many episodes so far?
User :   7 to 8 times
Doctor :   Is the stools are associated with blood stains?
User :   yes slightly
Doctor :   did he had food outside
Doctor :   Is it associated with vomiting?
User :   he has vomitting sensation
User :   sorry dr the line got disconnected
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did he had food outside?
Doctor :   inthe morning or afternoon
User :   yesterday evening and today afternoon at a function
Doctor :   May i know what did he had in the noon?
Doctor :   for lunch*
User :   Rice, Rasam, Peni sweet
User :   yesterday evening he had masala puri and pani puri chats
Doctor :   In the summer season water borne infections can causes dysentry.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Not only the drinking water, even water used to wash hands can spread the dysentry.
User :   now we have given him arrowroot porridge
Doctor :   Yes sure.
User :   let me know what medicine we can give so that i can go ahead and get it from the shop before it closes
Doctor :   Please avoid spicy , fatty foods.
User :   yes we are not givng it
Doctor :   You can give him the ORS.
User :   ok
Doctor :   isabgol powder mixed in water or milk given at the bed time.
Doctor :   Make sure he is properly hydrated.
User :   if this is not available anyother tablets
Doctor :   If the frequency of stools increases, or the pain abdomen increases he needs to be examined by the doctor
User :   yes he complains of pain, cn we ask him to do sitz bath if pain persists
Doctor :   The antibiotics should be prescribed only after examination, otherwise the medications can cause sideeffects.
User :   let me know any other tablet, thanks Dr I will go an get the medicine now before 11
User :   can we give lomotil tablet temporarily which we have in home.
Doctor :   The isabogol powder will help in relieving the pain.
Doctor :   Please dont give lomotil as it inhibits the intestinal movements the infection will flare up.
User :   ok
Doctor :   lomotil is not used in dysentry.
User :   he has fever also
Doctor :   Fever is the sign of infection, you can give 500mg of paracetamol available as TAB. DOLO,
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes, my husband has gone to medical shop to bring medicines. we have calpol-650mg in our home. shall we give it to him
Doctor :   Yes for now.
User :   shall we give crd rice for him
Doctor :   please avoid milk and milk products..
User :   then what food we should give him
Doctor :   You can give porridge made up of rice with dhal soop.
Doctor :   soup*
User :   ok
Doctor :   please keep him well hydrated since he is loosing water in the form of stools
Doctor :   Did you followed my advice..
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes i am back got the isabgol powder and dolo 500 mg tablets
User :   sorry had to step out to get medicine as the shop was closing
Doctor :   Thats ok.
User :   how much powder of isabgol powder we need to mix in water
Doctor :   1 teaspoon in 1 tumbler of water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are there any query that i can help you with.
User :   No thanks for your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
User :   appreciate your prompt response and query, bye
Doctor :   ok.. bye for now.
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