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Infant with vomiting and diarrhea. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:My query is regarding Paediatric
Doctor:I am a general physician and I can help you in the best way possible within my expertise.
User:My one year old baby was having vomiting followed by loose motions
User:vomiting has stopped and frequency of motions have also reduced
User:wsa giving him flora BC and DIOf
User:however he refuses to take food of an on
User:ORS also he refused completely
User:Now after 3 days he has fever
User:and urine frequency has reduced
User:is there a reason to worry since there is fever now?
Doctor:The symptoms is concerning.
Doctor:It may be possible that he is dehydrated due to vomiting and loose stool.
Doctor:Besides, the presence of fever also suggest that there could be an infection.
Doctor:He needs to be evaluated at this pediatrician's office.
Doctor:Have you consulted a doctor?
User:yes for the loose motions and vomitting
User:doctor had prescribed flora BC and DIOF
User:but today he has got fever
User:for which have nto taken him to the doctor
Doctor:The medications given to him contains antibiotic which is useful in many intestinal infection. However presence of suggest that the infection is still lurking.
Doctor:It may still be a virus which will resolve spontaneously.
Doctor:However as he is refusing to eat and you mentioned that his urine output has reduced,
Doctor:I would want you to get back to him treating doctor.
Doctor:He can be re-evaluated. Blood test and other investigations are entailed if the fever is high grade.
Doctor:If there are signs of dehydration, he warrants admission.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:what should i check to see if he really has dehydration?
Doctor:Reduced appetite, generalised weakness and reduced urine output are few signs of dehydration.
Doctor:Apart from this other symptoms/signs include
Doctor:reduced thirst.
Doctor:Dry tongue.
Doctor:Dryness of eyes with reduced tears.
Doctor:loss of skin elasticity.
Doctor:Sunken eye balls.
Doctor:irritability / drowsiness.
Doctor:Apart from this, there can be changes in this vital signs.
Doctor:All these can be evaluated by a competent pediatrician.
Doctor:Have you followed?
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