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High fever and cough, pain in the stomach, worm problem, vomiting, throat infection. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   goodevening Dr
User :   i want to take advice for my kid
Doctor :   Hi
User :   she is 20 months old
User :   have taken all vaccines due so far...all optional and compulsory
Doctor :   Good evening, sure go ahead
User :   but since june 1st, her health is really down
Doctor :   ok
User :   she had high fever and cough before two weeks
Doctor :   That is good
User :   dr gave her antibiotics
User :   and in 10 days time, it got cured
User :   day before yesterday evening she suddenly started crying
User :   she was pressing on her stomach and expressing deep pain
User :   it lasted just for a minute and this happend frequently
User :   she didint slept at all
User :   she was bending her self with pain
Doctor :   I understand
User :   in the morning, since i was not at home, my mom took her to homoe dr
Doctor :   ok
User :   and this dr gave some medicines saying its something like worm problem
User :   she was showing tendency of vomitting too
User :   by evening when my wife fed her with break milk, she vomitted the entire food
Doctor :   ok
User :   i mean entire milk she drunk
User :   when this repeated, i took her to the nearest hospital
User :   there was no pedeatrician
User :   a surgeon asked to take USG
User :   and gave pain killer injection
Doctor :   I understand
User :   i didnt agree for the scanning and took her back to home
User :   since he was not peadiatrician
User :   then today morning i took her to a peadiatrician whom we usually check with
Doctor :   ok
User :   he checked her and told her stomach is ok on physical check up
Doctor :   ok
User :   and observe her and take her to the dr back if she vomits again
User :   and also diagnosed that there is a throat infection
User :   so my questions to you for your valuable advice are;
Doctor :   ok
User :   1. is this a worm issue or something with her stomach as told by the surgeon
Doctor :   yes, go ahead please
User :   2. even after taking all vaccines, why she is getting ill every time
User :   wat action you suggest to make her saveguard from all these infections
User :   pls
Doctor :   Sure, I will suggest
User :   toddler means
Doctor :   First, It can be due to worm infestation since your daughter is a toddler
User :   ok i got the meaning
Doctor :   And most toddlers do have worm infestation
Doctor :   This is very common
Doctor :   Toddler means 1 to 2 year old infants who play around on the floor
User :   ok
Doctor :   This can be treated very easily
Doctor :   Vaccines do not protect against worm infestation
Doctor :   You need to give her a course of the deworming medicine
Doctor :   You can give her Syp. Albendazole 10ml at once at bedtime after food
User :   yes , i m following
Doctor :   This will clear any worm infestation if present
User :   thats a syrrup right
Doctor :   Did you follow?
Doctor :   If not you can ask me again
Doctor :   Good
User :   today dr has given an antibiotic for her throat infection
Doctor :   yes, it is
User :   i think it is amoxilin
User :   can i give Albendazole also today?
User :   amox is only once in a day and we gave it in the noon
User :   if the pain comes again, what should i do?
Doctor :   Not required to give Albendazole today
Doctor :   ok
User :   pls
User :   ok
Doctor :   I will tell you
Doctor :   You can give albendazole after 2 days
User : that a pain killer?
Doctor :   When she is in pain, you can give her Colicaid syrup around 2.5 ml or drops around 15 drops
User :   what does spasmodic mean, if i can ask
Doctor :   It is anti - spasmodic
Doctor :   very effective in children
Doctor :   Relieves pain faster
Doctor :   Sure
User :   ok
Doctor :   Spasm means constriction in the intestines
Doctor :   Children usually cry in pain due to this constriction
User :   yes i got it.
Doctor :   and it happens quite often in them and is the most common cause
Doctor :   Did you understand what I said?
User :   so both these medicines are exclusively for kids or should i ask for a peadiatric version
Doctor :   If not please do not hesitate to ask
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   So, Colicaid will relieve any spasm if present
User :   so both these medicines are brand names and not compositions right
Doctor :   both are exclusively for kids
Doctor :   Shall I proceed?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Colicaid is a brand name, Albendazole is generic name
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can ask for Syp. Zeebee for albendazole
Doctor :   It comes in a 10ml bottle stat dose
User :   so i will buy both the medicines and will give colicaid if ther is a pain...albendazole after two days
Doctor :   Second, vaccines do prevent many diseases in children
User :   yes,i do give all vaccines suggested by dr
User :   ok
Doctor :   That is exactly right
Doctor :   I am answering your second query
Doctor :   Vaccines are very effective and very much required
User :   ok
Doctor :   But, it is very normal for children to have minor health issues often during the first 2 years of life
User :   ok
Doctor :   In fact, these infections build up the immune system in the body
User :   thanks :)
Doctor :   Vaccines prevent major diseases from occurring but not minor health issues like cold, abdominal pain
Doctor :   So, do not worry about it
Doctor :   she will be fine
Doctor :   And it is good in a way
Doctor :   My suggestions for your child: Doctor :   Give her good nutritious food
Doctor :   Let her play around actively
Doctor :   Keep the surroundings clean
Doctor :   Keep away from mosquitoes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Maintain general hygiene
Doctor :   You are doing a great job by giving her all the vaccines
Doctor :   keep doing this good job
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Do not make her eat junk food
Doctor :   Give her lot of fruits and vegetables
User :   thanks a lot dr
Doctor :   She will be perfectly fine
User :   one thing which i thought of asking you is about myself
User :   is tonsilletis dangerous?
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   i get infected very frequently
User :   for last 17 years
User :   im 32
Doctor :   Sure, go ahead
Doctor :   Not at all
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Get it operated, it has nothing much to do in the body after you are an adult
User :   is it?
User :   i heard this is important for immunity
Doctor :   I would suggest this to you
User :   and if removed, i will be always sick
User :   oh is it
Doctor :   yes
User :   thanks for the information
User :   okok
Doctor :   Not after 30 years of age
Doctor :   Your immunity is already built by this time
User :   so i have to check with a physician right?
Doctor :   your general health will improve if you get it removed
User :   ok . will do
User :   thanks a lot Dr for your valuable time
Doctor :   Go to an ENT specialist directly
User :   nothin else for now dr
Doctor :   Good
User :   the chat session was really helpful to me
Doctor :   Is there anything else?
User :   thank you once again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care of your child and yourself
User :   bye madam
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine
Doctor :   Bye for now
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