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Loose motions with fever, breast feeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi, I am XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   DR. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I had a query on my wife health, she has been having fever along with loose motions since last night.
Doctor :   ok
User :   We have a baby of 11 months & she is still feedding him
Doctor :   how many episodes of loose stools has she had?
User :   would it be advisable to take allopathic medicine for her or we consult an homeopathic doctor?
Doctor :   it is better to get an examination done and get her started on allopathic medications
Doctor :   homeopathy medications usualy come with steroid content which will be harmful for the baby
Doctor :   does she have any other symptoms?
Doctor :   fever is indicative of infection
Doctor :   she will need to be put on antibiotics to control her symptoms/
User :   sorry, she has had loose stools for more then 7-8 times
Doctor :   ok. is there nausea, vomiting abdomen pain associated?
User :   last night she was also shivering & slight pain in the stomach
User :   yes there was nausea
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   get her a gastroenterologist opinion
Doctor :   or get back to her gynecologist
Doctor :   for the examination and antibiotics that she needs
User :   ok, but is the fever due to some infection or because of the climatic changes based on the symptoms
User :   she is also have headache & crampes in legs
Doctor :   ok. the cramps will be due to loss of electrolytes
Doctor :   give her Electrolyte powder mixed with water
User :   ok, will start that immediately
Doctor :   or a glass of boiled and cooled water with 1 spoon sugar and 1 pinch of slat after each time she goes to restroom
User :   ok
User :   so it is safe consult doc for allopathic medicine while feeding, our Homeopathic doc advised against it..
Doctor :   it is perfectly safe, do not worry about it.
User :   ok thanks doctor
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes will consult a doctor & have her start consuming electral water
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thats it, thanks for your advice doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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