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Infant has fever, loose stools. How can I prevent dehydration? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My baby has fever yesteorda
Doctor:Does the baby have any other complaints?
User:But today her temp is normal however from morning she has 7 times motions
Doctor:Is the fever persisting?
Doctor:May I know the age of the baby?
User:2 yrs
Doctor:Is vomiting present?
User:Right now only motions
Doctor:How is the motions? I mean is it fully watery? Or is there any blood present in the motion?
User:Baby is active and playing well
Doctor:How many times have the child passed urine today?
User:Semi watery and will be foul smell
User:6-7 times
Doctor:Is the child eating well?
Doctor:Ok. Now let me guide you regarding this.
Doctor:1. Prevent dehydration: Give ORS (Oral rehydration saline) frequently so that dehydration does not occur.
Doctor:may I know the weight of the child?
Doctor:2. You can give Syp. calpol 5ml 3 times daily if fever is there.
User:We have used Crocin syrup for fever
Doctor:That is fine.
Doctor:You can wait for one day by giving ORS and Crocin.
User:Should I change it to calpol
Doctor:No, you dont have to change.
Doctor:Crocin and Calpol both contains paracetamol.
Doctor:So it is the same.
Doctor:If the symptoms does not subside in one day, you may visit a pediatrician.
Doctor:Sometimes, an infection can be present.
User:Today afternoon we gave zenflox and metrogyl
Doctor:You already started on antibiotic?
Doctor:Was the child examined by a doctor?
User:No, was been adviced by my family doctor
Doctor:So, in that case you can continue giving the medicines.
Doctor:It may take one or two days.
User:Is that fyn or we should rush to doctor
Doctor:You need not rush to the doctor.
Doctor:It is fine.
Doctor:It would have been better if the child was examined prior to giving antibiotics.
Doctor:Now, since you have started you can wait for another 2- 3 days.
Doctor:In case, it does not subside, then you will have to visit a pediatrician.
Doctor:Hope that clears your concern.
User:Thanks doctor
Doctor:You are welcome.
User:It was very helpful.
Doctor:is there anything else that I could help you on?
Doctor:I do not have any personal recommendations. But, one of our customer care executives can help you to find a good pediatrician in that area.
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