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Date : 10-Sep-2014
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I my son 2 yrs old kid, suddenly from morning loose motion
User:what can I do
Doctor:I would like to know few more details before advising you.
User:form morning 5 times loose motion , like very little
User:little by watery
Doctor:Did you give him any outside or hotel food recently?
User:no, but night few pieces of pouri he had
Doctor:Any other symptoms with loose stools like vomiting, fever?
User:he is very active and playing well
Doctor:Any other person in family or in school suffering with viral fever?
User:day care one boy with viral fever
Doctor:was he in contact with him/her?
Doctor:From the description provided by you, I feel that he might be suffering with viral enteritis.
Doctor:It is basically viral infection of the intestine causing loose stools.
User:did I need to give any medicine
Doctor:The main treatment here would be to maintain his hydration.
Doctor:Give him plenty of fluids like water, juice whatever he likes so that to avoid dehydration.
Doctor:Feed him soft and easily digestable diet.
Doctor:like rice ganji, pouri, idli
Doctor:You can give him ORS solution as per his needs.
User:can we give pouri
Doctor:yes, you can give him pouri but keep it in liquid forms.
Doctor:Make sure that once the ors solution is prepared dont keep it more than 24hrs and discard it if he doesnt drink.
User:any medicine
Doctor:No medicine like antibiotics will be required at present as its viral cause and antibiotics wont act on it.
Doctor:Keep monitoring his temperature and observe his symptoms.
Doctor:He should be fine by 3 days.
Doctor:If doesnt improve then we have to start him on antibiotics.
Doctor:Till then maintain him on above instructions.
User:will it curable without giving any medicine
User:feeling feared
Doctor:Yes, viral causes will resolve itself by 3 to 4 days.
Doctor:There is nothing to be feared.
Doctor:Viral fever usually takes 3 to 4 days to reduce as the immunity of the body improves.
Doctor:That is why we give only symptomatic treatment.
Doctor:Just maintain his hydration status and give him healthy diet.
User:any specific healthy diet
Doctor:As i told you any soft and easily digestable diet.
User:vegetable can give
Doctor:add green leafy vegetables and fruits.
User:honey can give
Doctor:these will improve his immunity.
Doctor:Avoid honey as that might contain bacteria depending on the company.
Doctor:and production.
Doctor:Hope you understood all my instructions.
User:thanks for all information
Doctor:Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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