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Treating diarrhea in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXX
User :   hi Dr XXXXX
Doctor :   May i help you?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Yes
User :   i need your help for my kid
Doctor :   yes sure proceed
User :   he is 2 years old
Doctor :   ok
User :   from last 2 days he is having motions
User :   he is doing 2 times a day
User :   but is it is very watery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he taking oral foods
User :   Yes he is taking fruits
Doctor :   Did you introduce any new foods recently?
User :   Daal, Roti and vegitables
Doctor :   ok thats good
Doctor :   but add water too
Doctor :   like juices etc
User :   Yes is taking water and milk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid milk for some time
Doctor :   as it might be difficult to digest
Doctor :   can give buttermilk
User :   ok
Doctor :   if he likes
Doctor :   Diarrhoea is usually caused by a virus, most commonly one called rotavirus.
Doctor :   is his stool watery
Doctor :   or is it having mucus and blood
User :   watery stool
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   does he have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   is he active and playful now?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   Your child will probably recover from diarrhoea in a few days, without treatment
Doctor :   . Dehydration is serious in young children.If this happens
User :   do there is need for antibiotics
Doctor :   the signs to look out for: being very thirsty, being restless or irritable, having
eyes that look sunken
Doctor :   no not for simple diarrhea
Doctor :   only if it has blood or mucus
Doctor :   most diarrheas are self limiting
Doctor :   most common cause is rota virus
User :   ok
Doctor :   is he urinating well?
User :   any other precaution
User :   that we need to taken care of
Doctor :   If you are breastfeeding, continue with this
Doctor :   you may use ors solutions like
Doctor :   electrobion sachets
Doctor :   dissolved in water
Doctor :   to replenish the lost salts
Doctor :   lost in stool
Doctor :   buttermilk is good
Doctor :   Avoid sugary drinks
Doctor :   These can increase the chance your child will get
dehydrated. Give your child their normal diet if they are hungry. It's important to keep
their energy up.
User :   ok
User :   thanks Doctor
Doctor :   if he is not taking oral foods
Doctor :   then he might need an admission in a hospiatl for fluid
Doctor :   replacement
Doctor :   sorry hospital
Doctor :   so watch that well
User :   ok i will take care of this
Doctor :   thanks for consulting..
Doctor :   login anytime for help..
Doctor :   nice talking to you..
Doctor :   bye for now....
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