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Child has viral infection, vomiting. Given Ondem. Can Calpol be given along with Ondem?

Hello sir. My 17 month old son suedeing frm viral infectin. Vomiting since ystrday. Giving ondem 3.5 ml since last nyt. Now vomiting stopped bt loose motions frm today morning also fever can t get his doc until evening. Can I give him calpol along wit ondem. He also stopped eating completely since morning. He s only on ors bt loose motions every half n hour . Plz advise
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hello there,
you can certainly give paracetamol (calpol) along with ondem if the child is having fever.
meanwhile you should continue giving her ORS for the time being. you can also give him some semisolid homemade preparations like banana with milk, gruel, milk with bread etc.

this will help in controlling motions a bit

another thing that you have to be observant about would be to watch if she is passing urine regularly. this indicates that she is replenished with water.

few danger signs you should keep in mind would be, lethargy. not accepting orally, intractable vomiting, dry eyes or mouth, sunken eyes, etc. if your child develops any of these signs you should take emergent medical advice.

thanks for your query
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Your child is suffering from Gastroenteritis- which is most commonly viral in this age.
For vomiting, Domperidone (Domstal) will be very safe in this age group. You may give him 0.3 mg/kg/dose, and repeat it every 8 hours.
For fever, you can give Calpol. Check the strength of Paracetamol in it. Dosage is 15mg/kg/dose of Paracetamol, repeated every 6 hours.
You can`t stop his loose stools immediately. But you have to be sure that his fluid intake is adequate. Else he might go in for dehydration.
Give him lot of fluids like porridge/ vegetable soups/ ORS/ plain water etc.
Give him curd- it is very good for loose stools as it has probiotic bacteria naturally. Do not be under false impression that curd causes cold.
Be sure he passes urine frequently- atleast 4 times in a 12 hour period.

Do see your Pediatrician, who might prescribe probiotic sachets too.
Hope my answer helps you.
Wish a speedy recovery for your son.
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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