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Side effects of double polio dose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   My daughter is 2 years old, need to consult any pediatrician..
User :   We have given her double the polio dose today..concerned about the same
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   i advice to watch over the child for loose stools
Doctor :   if no loose stools then there is nothing to worry
User :   she has had stools twice since afternoon..bit watery
User :   although not like loose motions
Doctor :   it will be watery of blood mixed desentry if its due to the vaccine
User :   no there was no blood seen in them..
Doctor :   observe your child for 3 days,
User :   do we need to provide any medication or any specific care to be taken
Doctor :   if any deviation from normal , then immediately rush to the local hospital
User :   This was an oral polio dose as per the govt schedules
User :   instead of 2 drops they gave her 4 drops
Doctor :   no, need of any medication , but yes feed her only with soft and non spicy food, give her bananas so that the vaccine virus in the intestine wash off
Doctor :   4 drops is not a problem
User :   deviation from normal means we need to observe her stools, correct.. any loss of diet etc is it a concern as well
Doctor :   yes, observe her stools , diet as i advised along with fiber food like banana papaya etc
User :   should we also give her lot of liquids
Doctor :   yes, liquids are good
User :   ok, are any juices fine?
Doctor :   yes
User :   as she doesn't like bananas that much..
Doctor :   try other fiber foods like papaya
User :   OK, will do that,..Is this virus critical? anything concerning?
Doctor :   no, need not worry
User :   want to know what are implications
Doctor :   nothing
Doctor :   4 drops is not more
Doctor :   since its a live virus , it can produce a clinical infection presenting with loose stools
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   ok, she is sleeping we keep giving her liquids in between in the night..or feeding?
User :   Do we need to check/keep a tab on temperature etc.
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
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User :   unable to view any of ur responses..the chat screen is not scrolling and kindoff hung.
User :   Hi I m there..want to know if we need to keep a check on baby's temperature.. etc? Also do we need to give her liquids etc at timely intervals in the night?
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