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Prevention for infantile diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi. my baby is 1 yr old..he is passing loose stools and is vomiting up everything he is eating even water and milk...what should i do?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi Dr xxxxxx here
User :   hi doc
User :   my baby is not eating anything or drinking from last evening
Doctor :   how long has the baby having this issues ?
User :   from past evening
Doctor :   does he have any fever, ?
Doctor :   Is he crying a lot ?
User :   no fever
User :   but is passing loose stool
Doctor :   Is he fussing and is too irritable too ?
User :   no, he is playing happily till we feed him
Doctor :   does he appear very ill, and lethargic ?
User :   no not at all...he is quite active....
Doctor :   ok, since he is playing well, you can consider giving him electral in water
User :   his two teeth are coming out
User :   is it due to that?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   teething has no relation to diarhea
Doctor :   it could be something in his feeds
Doctor :   can u tell me how many time has he had this diarhea ?
User :   so what can we try giving him
User :   that he won't vomit
User :   any special medicated powdered milk?
User :   he had it once...............but a mild one
Doctor :   Give him flavoured milk, with chocolate
Doctor :   also give him electral powder in water to keep him rehydrated
User :   doc one thing
User :   i have heard about
User :   some rota virus vaccine
User :   what is that? should i enquire abt it? is it related to diarhea?
Doctor :   thats a vaccine to prevent infantile diarrhea
User :   my baby is 1 year 1 mth old
Doctor :   you can consider giving the vaccine to your kid
User :   is it a costly vaccine?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it would be in the range of 500 inr
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   you r welcome
Doctor :   if the diarrhea does not resolve soon, then i would advice you not to delay consultation with your pediatrician, for addtional help
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