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Small child, loose stools, dried crusty blood discharged from nose. History of ITP. Treatment?

My 5 yr old daughter had acute itp in may 2012. She is now complaining of stomach pains and has loose stools , she also has 3 purple dots (purpura) on her legs should I take her to hospital? Last time she had a severe nose bleed which didn t clot for 11 hours! This time she just has dried blood crusts falling out of her nose.
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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your child seems to have Acute Gastrointestinal Infection, in this condition patient may develop pain abdomen and loose watery motions, if your daughter is passing up to 5 motions a day you need not to worry, try to give her more liuids to avoid dehydration. but as you have stated that you find some purple dots, it might be blood spots because of the damage of the mucousal layer of the intestine. any how its better to consult a pediatrician near by you.
and as you said that she had also having severe nose bleed without clot and lasts for 11hrs,that condition is known as Epistaxis. this is more common in children. was it first time? or was there any history of same condition if yes better to go for some hematological investigations like CBP,BT,CT, etc
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Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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