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Child is passing loose stool, started vomiting and farting during night. Required treatment?

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My girl child is 2 years and 6 months old
she is suffering from motions (daily only once but liquidity), and recently she started vomiting.....she is also farting during night

please guide
Posted Tue, 23 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 45 minutes later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

If there is blood in the stool or if there is fever or pain abdomen then we consider dysentry and start on antibiotics. Or else there is no requirement of antibiotics.

In case of large volume, multiple watery stool we start on oral rehydration solution may be required to prevent dehydration.

Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine.

Probiotics and Zinc syrup prescribed by your doctor help in the control of loose stool.

Vomiting should be controlled with antiemetic after prescription from your pediatrician.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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