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Date : 22-Nov-2014
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User:hi , good morning
User:my son is not well
User:he is 2 years 3 months old kid
Doctor:Please explain his illness.
User:from 2 days he had fever, i went to doctor
User:dotor gave calpoal 250 ml, for cold, prition
User:now suddenly from morning , he had stomach upset
User:what medcine i should give
Doctor:Do you mean vomiting or loose stool?
User:what food i can give
User:loose stool
User:but once till now
Doctor:Is it watery or semisolid stool?
User:watery, little semi
Doctor:Infection affects intestines too. It seems like they have slowed down the function due to the current infection.
Doctor:However do not be worried.
Doctor:it will settle down as the fever and other symptoms settle.
Doctor:This may take a day or three.
Doctor:As long as it is not watery stool and recurring say more than 10 episodes in a day
Doctor:you need not be very worried.
Doctor:Are you following?
Doctor:As far as food is concerned, my advice to all pediatric patient is give what every they prefer.
Doctor:Avoid cold and refrigerrated food.
User:need to give any medicine for loose stool
Doctor:Avoid spices.
Doctor:There is no need for any medicine.
Doctor:As it is one episode and the stool was not watery.
Doctor:If he has multiple episodes of watery or semi solid food
Doctor:you can add ecobion.
Doctor:It comes as satchet which you can mix in a bowl of water (25ml) and give him three times a day.
Doctor:About the food, you can feed him what ever he wants to. Only exception are cold/direct from refrigerator food
Doctor:and spices.
Doctor:Am I clear?
Doctor:Is there any other question?
User:for me cold
User:what tablet can take or can leave
User:i have for past 3 to 4 days
Doctor:Well, if you have no fever, I will suggest steam inhalation 4-5 times in a day.
Doctor:If you don't feel better with it,
Doctor:I usually start antihistamine like cetrizine 10mg at night.
Doctor:This medicine can cause dryness and drowsiness
Doctor:Therefore please discuss with your doctor before starting it.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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