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Child having diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, low appetite. Cure?

Hi my son did not an appetite last night and only had a banana and his milk before bed. He has had diarrhea since last night and at 3am this morning he woke up and threw up only once but still seems to be very active still, he is still running around. He still has the diarrhea and has been crying out every so often as he holds his tummy what can it be?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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Hi Madam/sir,
I am sorry your son is suffering from diarrhea. Don't worry, usually diarrhea are caused by viral infections. They usually last for two to three days and settle down on their own. Infections can cause spasmodic contractions of intestinal wall resulting in abdominal pain. But they also subside along with diarrhea and is not a cause for concern. Just see if there is blood in stools along with pain while passing stools when antibiotics may be needed.
since your child is active and vomited only once, he can be managed adequately at home by giving him plenty of fluids as water, butter milk with salt, tender coconut water, rice kanji to replenish what he looses through loose stools. ORS packets(electral) can be dissolved in water and 100ml per loose stool can be given.
Diarrhea is a mechanism of removing all unwanted organisms out. Once they get out, your child will become alright. Take care,

Dr Balaji C
Answered: Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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