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2 year old, diarrhoea, vomiting, mucus in stools, fever. Medical attention required?

My 2 yr old daughter has had diarrhea on and off for about a week. Today she started vomiting , diahhrea all day that is clay colored and full of mucus . She has also developed a fever this evening. Wondering if I should just continue to monitor her and push fluids or take her to the Dr. Right away, it s Friday evening so it would have to be the ER.....
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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Your kid has Gastroenteritis, which is infection of the gut, most commonly viral.

Till you see your doctor you can do the following things.
- For fever, give Acetaminophen syrup in a dose of 15 mg/kg/ dose, repeated every 6 hours.
- For vomiting, give her Domperidone syrup in a dose of 0.3mg/ kg/ dose, repeated every 8 hrs.
- Loose stools will not stop immediately. As you already know you have to take care of her fluid intake
Give her plenty of fluids- rice based porridge/ vegetable soups/ plain water/ ORS
Give her lot of curd in addition as it has probiotic bacteria naturally and very good for diarrhea.
Avoid fruit juices/ cow`s milk temporarily.
- Be sure that she passes urine atleast 4 to 5 times in a 12 hr period.

If at any point of time, she becomes tired/ drowsy or her oral intake is very poor or her urine output is very less, do not hesitate to take her to ER.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish a speedy recovery for your kid.
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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