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Dehydration in an infant due to vomiting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hello
User :   I am from Bangalore and looking for assistance for my 2 year old daughter
User :   we had been on continous travel for past 3 days
User :   but all of a sudden from this afternoon, my kid started having vomitings
Doctor :   I am a General Physician, I believe I can help
you within my expertise and If required I
shall recommend a specialist.
User :   yes problem
Doctor :   How many times he vomited?
User :   the vomitings are very continuous
User :   and nothing seems to retain in her stomach
Doctor :   how old is the kid?
User :   2 years complete
Doctor :   Does he look dehydrated?
User :   yes very tired
User :   but had only loose motions only once
Doctor :   Dry mouth/tounge, very less frequent urination
User :   yes
User :   lot of cold and phlegm
Doctor :   Yea, but he is loosing all body water
Doctor :   and no t retaining fluids
User :   yes
Doctor :   He needs to be evaluated by Pediatrician
Doctor :   We need to check his electrolyte to see how bad the dehydration is there
User :   ok...the pediatrician is available only 3 hrs from now...I will take the kid
User :   but can I give some temorary medicine
User :   or treatment for vomitings ??
User :   to sustain for next 3 hrs
Doctor :   I am sorry I am not supposed to write medicines without physical examination
User : problem..I understand....I shall take the kid to some emergency care...I have a hospital nearby...I shall take the kid there...
User :   immediately...
Doctor :   That is really very good decision
Doctor :   Please rush
User :   Thanks doctor....
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye
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