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Child suffered dehydration due to vomiting, diarrhea. Cure?

my son started vomiting on Monday morning. Had to be hospitalized by Monday evening due to dehydration. was sent home after receiving fluids and anti-naseua meds. He started with diarrehea the day after and still has it. he keeps leaking this watery fluid in his pants. Also has really bad smelling gas. is this normal, does it mean he is reaching the end. Has not vomited again since the hospital on Monday. It's now Wed evening.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
Your child is suffering from infection of the bowel. Diarrhea is self resolving. It will stop on its own in few days. No need to worry. Just keep him hydrating with fluids. Give buttermilk, tender coconut water, plain water, rice kanji. Give ORS packet which needs to be dissolved in water and give sips whenever loose stools.AS long as you are giving fluids adequately and child is passing urine frequently you need not worry. His diarhea will settle on its own.
Take care
Dr. Balaji CHinnasami MD
Assistant Professor - Pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Do not worry.

Monitor for signs of dehydration.

They include

1. Decreased skin turgor

2. Increasing thirst.

3. Sunken eyes.

4. Irritability.

5. Drowsiness.

6. Decreasing passage of urine.

Give your kid Oral rehydration solution or any fluid that contains salt and sugar. You may give coconut water etc.

If there are signs of dehydration despite oral rehydration solution then Intravenous fluids may be required.

Probiotics and Zinc prescribed by your doctor will be useful in child with loose motions.

Vomiting if present should be controlled with antiemetics as prescribed by your doctor.
Continue to ask further queries as required.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
thanks for your quiry at HCM
whats the age of your child
is he vomits every thing?
give him extra fluids and ORS, banana and yougart along with zinc supplementation , monitor hydrations status and urine out put, follow up your child

i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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