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Child has high temperature, lethargic, diarrhea, pain in lower tummy. Was told virus infection. How to cure?

my 3 yr old has been unwell since.monday started with high temp and lethargy saw doc tues he said just a virus , wednesday diahorea started another doc said just to let it run its course but since then her poo is not just like water but yellow and foamy and she just wants to sleep all the time and often complains of pain in her lower tummy. She hasnt eaten since Monday andits now saturday so if the loose poo carries on today should I take her to an out of hours again as starting to really worry
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Since Your child has been suffering from Acute gastroenteritis and at present her appetite has become negligible and is becoming drowsy ;
Watch out for danger signs like:
1)Inadequate or no urine output
2)dry mouth ,no tears
3)lost skin turgor

If the above are present then it would be advisable to take her to emergency where She could be reassessed and maybe few investigation done and treatment started accordingly.

At present continue giving her Oral Rehydration solution ,coconut water or butter milk sip by sip after every motions.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
Your child is having diarrhea which is mostly viral in nature but could be bacterial or protozoal also.
Loss of appetite is part of ongoing illness.
Most important is to maintain hydration.Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool,give coconut water,buttermilk,curd,boiled potato,mashed banana.
Do not force her to eat.
Give lactobaccilus sachet and zinc for 14 days .
Watch for any features of dehydration like decreased urine output/lethargy/increased thirst and in case you observe any get her re evaluated by pediatrician for further management.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless..
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