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Date : 16-Nov-2014
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User:Hello sir...its regarding my 20 month baby..she is having loose motion for last 3 days
Doctor:i see
Doctor:any fever?
User:i am giving ors and lactic powder
Doctor:Now, is she able to drink milk?
User:but still no relief
Doctor:good, is she taking adequatley?
User:no after taking milk or any milk product she is vomiting
Doctor:ok, then she needs to see a doctor
Doctor:i don't want to let her get dehydrated
User:she is doing urinition on time
User:but still i dont understand the cause
Doctor:ok, but if she vomits what she drinks, then she will eventually dehydrate
Doctor:most of the time in rainy seaon its due to a virus called rotavirus
Doctor:the virus itself is no issue, the immune system takes about a week to clear it
Doctor:but we have to keep her hydrated and her electrolytes normal in the mean time
User:ohhh thats great but since its happening for last 4 days so i thought of asking you
Doctor:i understand
Doctor:its scary
Doctor:but i would take her to see her pediatrician in the morning
User:ok....can you suggest food intake...usually she was there on milk only
Doctor:i would stick to ORS
Doctor:milk is harder to digest
Doctor:she can do without the milk for a good long time
Doctor:but water and electrolytes are more immediate needs
User:pomegranate juice?
Doctor:hmm, interesting
Doctor:i never have thought of that
Doctor:i guess its ok
User:thanks a lot sir
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:you'll take her to the doc though right?
User:yah i will take her tomorrow morning..
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no thats all...thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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