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Treatment fo loose motions and fever in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have a problem regarding my daughter's health
Doctor :   ok..
User :   She is having fever for the past 4 days
Doctor :   How old is your daughter?
User :   she is 5
Doctor :   does she have a cold.cough?
User :   no cold ...cough only today..slightly
Doctor :   Any rashes?
User :   no
Doctor :   did she had/having any stomach pain/ loose motions or vomiting
User :   loosemotions only once today morning..
Doctor :   Have you given her any medicines over the past few days?
User :   yes..crocin 240mg/5ml
Doctor :   Is she having fever through out the day? or on/off
User :   on/off
Doctor :   Is the fever very high/ light? any shivering?
User :   sometimes 102...then 100..98 etc
User :   sometimes she complaints of feeling cold...
Doctor :   how is her activity level?
is she passing urine often?
User :   sometimes she sweats very much
User :   normal
Doctor :   was the loose motions foul smelling?
User :   activity level is low
User :   mostly lying down
Doctor :   and what was the color?
User :   yes...mustard colour
Doctor :   watery/ semi solid?
User :   we thought it was bcoz she has not eaten any proper food yesterday
User :   only once it happenend was watery
User :   yesterday she had normal motions
Doctor :   ok- from what you have told me it is possible that your child has a stomach infection/Urinary tract infection
Doctor :   As it has been 4 days
Doctor :   you need to take her for a physical examination- a course of antibiotics may be needed
User :   we had consulted a doctor twice
User :   she said to wait till tomorrow
User :   as she cannot find any infections
Doctor :   what medicines has been prescibed?
User :   only crocin...6hrs
Doctor :   are you giving any multivitamin syrup?
User :   i used to give her Macalvit plus daily
User :   but bcoz of the fever iam not giving her now
Doctor :   Has your daughter complained of stomach pain at anytime over the past few days?
User :   yes...sometimes..mainly while taking food
Doctor :   what is her weight?
User :   16kg
Doctor :   give her syrup nutrolin B 5ml twice daily
Doctor :   and keep a few packets of ORS at home. keep gving as much ORS as she can drink-
User :   is that for stomachpain?
Doctor :   It is multivitamins plus lactobacillus- that is the good bacteria that are present in the intestine which help fight against the bad ones
User :   ok
Doctor :   the ORS and
this will provide her energy to fight the fever and keep her from getting dehydrated
User :   ok
Doctor :   keep a look at your daughters tongue- if it is getting dry- you have to
Doctor :   keep giving her ORS
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No...Thank you very much
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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