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Accidental consumption of anti-fungal medication by a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi my 4 year old put some canesten cream on his tooth brush and eat it. What should we do.
Doctor :   When did this happen?
User :   5 mins ago
Doctor :   I mean how long ago did this occur?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   is he/she vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Topical canesten cream contains antifungal creams and other contents that can produce symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort.
Doctor :   Other severe or toxic symptoms are not expected.
User :   what should we do
Doctor :   At this point of time, I cannot predict if such symptoms can occur.
User :   should we take him to the hospital
Doctor :   The options available now are
Doctor :   1. Watch out for symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting.
Doctor :   If such symptoms occur, specific treatment is possible.
Doctor :   2. Get to a doctor who can physically examine and keep him under observation for a while and watch out for these symptoms at the hospital.
Doctor :   I would suggest the second option, if it is feasible to you.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   He still seems fine at the moment, but we'll take him to the doctor to make sure.
Doctor :   You need not panic, no serious effects are expected to happen.
Doctor :   Gastrointestinal manifestation such as abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms that are effected and this can be treated easily.
Doctor :   I hope it is clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No.
User :   Thank you very much.
Doctor :   the gastrointestinal manifestation are expected I meant.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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