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Date : 13-Sep-2014
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User:Hello Doctor,
User:My son is still looking very less active.. he is not standing up or even sitting
User:just lying in bed half sleepy.. and not even talking to us
User:looking verry abnormal
Doctor:Still is he having cold,cough?
User:not much..
User:but its not zero though.. light cough and cold only and no fever
Doctor:You have mentioned about alerid,this medication can cause drowsiness
Doctor:Is he having food like milk or soft food?
User:no taking any food.. not even opening his mouth for anything.
Doctor:How about when he wakes up,does he active?
User:but we forcefully, made him take around 100 ml of electrolyte drink
User:No. He is not active..
Doctor:he is sleeping may be due to medication or less amount food which makes weakness
User:he just wakes up and cried for mother.. and then he just lies in bed , eyes open..looking drowsy
Doctor:I would suggest you visit a pediatrician
User:What do you think is an issue ?
Doctor:Since he is not having food doctor may go for IV fluids
User:how to make him feel appetite and take food?
Doctor:less amount of food makes him drowsy
Doctor:How about his stools?
User:no exit for 3 days..
Doctor:Are you giving plain milk?
User:today, he made it.. it was normal
User:we gave him plain milk yesterday..
User:he vomited
Doctor:What are his favorite food like chocolates or pastreis or else?
User:Dairymilk, Gems and kurkure.. tried all.. he doesnt show interest
User:Egg white is also his fav
User:last night, he had one egg white
User:but, he is not taking the same this morning
Doctor:antibiotics can cause bloating of stomach hence baby will not feel appetite
Doctor:Ok other than plain milk you can mix powder like pediasure
Doctor:Do not give pure milk
Doctor:it may cause indigestion
User:Ok. Horlicks?
Doctor:You baby must be suffering from indigeation
Doctor:Yes you can give horlicks
User:Ok. I personally dont feel comfortable giving him iv fluids.. so, looking for alternatives.
Doctor:I suggested it since your child is not taking any food and he is drowsy.Iv fluids can give instant energy to your son.Ok i would suggest colimax drops for him.have a word with your doctor about this.Give him instant glucose powder
Doctor:He will start eat gradullay
Doctor:illness decrease appetite in babies
User:What is colimax drops used for ?
Doctor:And also discuss about DOMPERIDONE drops with doctor
Doctor:Colimax for indigestion or stomach pain
Doctor:Domperidone for vomiting or nausea
Doctor:Discuss about these medication and dosage with pediatrician
User:Alright Doctor. I will take him to doctor now with your suggestions.
User:Thanks for your time.
Doctor:You give him small amounts of fluid ,soft food more times
Doctor:It will give energy to your baby
Doctor:Frequent food is important to avoid drowsiness
Doctor:Instil nasal saline spray frequently
Doctor:it relives nasal blockage
Doctor:Then child will fell better
User:Thank you so much
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:No. Thats it. Thanks again.
Doctor:Thank you dear
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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