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3 year old with fever, loose stools and stomach ache. Fexy syrup and calpol prescribed. How to increase the food intake?

Hi. My 3 yr old son has got high fever since last 2 days and his food intake is almost nil. He also has loose motions at periodic intervals which smells bad. He also complains of stomach ache. Doctor has prescribed calpol for fever and meftal incase fever does not go down for an hour aft taking calpol. He has also prescribed Fexy syrup which is an antialergy syrup. But what should be taken for curing loose motions? also how do i increase his food intake. He s just taking water since yesterday.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Loose motions are usually viral in origin and it takes few days to get settled.most important thing is to maintain proper hydration,give oral rehydration solution after each loose stools,give plenty of water,coconut water,curd,banana,boiled potato,u can also give rice with curd,kichidi with curd.
his appetite will increase the meantime continue with paracetamol when fever is above 100F
you can also give lactobacillus sachet for 2 to 3 days,there is no need of giving antiallergy syrup,
Your son will be fine.
God bless.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
As there is high grade fever , loose stools and pain abdomen it is infectious gastroenteritis mostly of bacterial etiology.
You continue calpol and give oral rehydrating solutions sips by sips to prevent dehydration and probiotic and antibiotic can be started after consulting your Pediatrician.
Try to give soft diet and coconut water .
Hope your child get well soon.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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