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Diarrhea, loose stool,stomach ache, inactive, no vomitting , no headache

My 6 year old had some diarrhea on Wed. And came home from school. She seemed better although had loose stool Thurs. Fri. Since SAt evening she has been complaining of stomach ache and just lying down. She is usually very active. Stool is still loose. No vomitting or headache . She stills feels poorly this morning.
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
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Considering the information you have provided your daughter does seem to suffer from gastroenteritis and which warrants treatment . The most important thing you can do is to keep her well hydrated and well fed. Oral rehydration solution given as sips throughout the day may help her feel better .
Apart from this probiotics and zinc supplements given twice daily usually decrease the frequency of diarrhoea and help in faster recovery. If despite such treatment for 3-4 days , the diarrhoea persists then an antibiotic like Cefixime or ofloxacin is usually prescribed by the doctor .
So kindly consult a pediatrician for an evaluation and management as her condition is not very likely to resolve without supportive treatment .Please do not worry as this seems a minor infection and is likely to resolve completely with treatment .
Hope I have answered your query.
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