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14 month old child, frequent creamy stools, disturbed sleep, vomiting formula feed. Viral infection?

Hi. My 14 month old son has been off solid food for 3 days, he vomits his formula bottles (it s clear with curdeled milk through it). His stools are like a thick cream texture and are tan, he has gone from a regular 1-2 a day stool to 5 or more in 24 hours and his Nappies are overflowing when he does poop. Does this sound like just a viral thing or something to be worried about? His having very broken sleep, he keeps waking with what seems like pains.
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Below 2 yr age group, rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea.
It presents with vomiting, frequent and watery stools and fever.
whatever be the cause, take care that he does not get dehydrated.
Give him lot of fluids like water, vegetable soups, rice water, dal water, curd etc.
If he is not tolerating the routine formula, you may try soya milk. Avoid fruit juices.
You may give medicines for vomiting (Domperidone). You may give him probiotics too.
At any time if he gets lethargic, runs high temperature, skin and mouth are dry or urine frequency is very less, you must take him to your Pediatrician as these symptoms suggest dehydration.
If you see blood in stools, do consult your pediatrician as it may suggest bacterial infection that should be treated with antibiotics.
Try to stop his bottle at the earliest.
Hope you find my answer helpful.
Answered: Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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