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Vomiting and loose motions while teething - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   my 8months old son started teething
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now he is having loose motions vomiting and fever
User :   we have given Domperi for controlling vomiting
User :   but its of no use
Doctor :   Since how long is he having fever and loose motions?
User :   and for fever we have given paracetamol drops
User :   this started from wed evening
Doctor :   Did you get him examined?
User :   yep
Doctor :   How many times is he vomitting?
User :   The moment i feed him he is vomiting
Doctor :   Since he is having loose motions and vomitting continue giving him Fluid and more of ORS
Doctor :   As he may have dehydration.
User :   yeah we are trying to give him ORS but wat ever he takes its coming out
Doctor :   Any medication takes at least 3 days to be effective.
User :   so i have to wait for one more day u mean to say?
User :   what do u think abt domperi is this good for vomitings?
Doctor :   You can wait because the medications prescribed are good ones.
User :   but atleast fever should come down right by this time
Doctor :   Is he still breast feeding or not?
User :   yep still breast feeding
Doctor :   Is the fever too high or not?
User :   its 99F
Doctor :   Give him frequent 2 to 3 tsp ORS every half hour.
User :   but most of the time he will be sleeping
Doctor :   If he develops any other symptoms like breathing difficulty or increased vomiting or High fever of 102 then you need to get him examined again by his treating doc.
Doctor :   Yes he would be weak because of vomiting and fever.
Doctor :   You can wait for at least 3 days for the medicine to show its effect.
Doctor :   Since it is associated with teething he may recover in a day or so.
Doctor :   Do not force him for eating
Doctor :   Continue breast feeding
User :   since wed night i am just breast feeding him
User :   not giving him anything else
Doctor :   Do not let him be dehydrated.
User :   but my main worry is nothing is staying in his stomach
Doctor :   Give him ORS every 15 mints.
User :   okey
User :   do you think this symptoms are teeathing only?
Doctor :   Yes children do have symptoms because of teething.
Doctor :   But sometimes an infection can also lead to this.
User :   my son always put something or other in his mouth
Doctor :   If the symptoms are deteriorating instead then get him examine once.
User :   okey
Doctor :   It may be he may have caught any infection
Doctor :   Also may be there is viral or bacterial infection and he may require some antibiotics
User :   rotax vaccine is for wat?
User :   doctor has given ciplin
Doctor :   It is a vaccine for rotavirus infection
Doctor :   And prevents any infectious diseases.
User :   is it not to avoid this loose motion and vomiting while teething?
Doctor :   Was he administered this vaccine?
User :   yes
Doctor :   When was he?
User :   his 3rd month
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But this can be due to viral infection as these infections are very common during this season
User :   for this do i need take him for any test?
User :   to confirm whether its a viral or not?
User :   or will it be alright if i continue with the above said medicines ?
Doctor :   You need to get him examined and may require some investigations as blood test
User :   doctor has given ciplin. Is this a antibiotic?
User :   y is this used for?
Doctor :   Yes this is an antibiotic
Doctor :   For any kind of bacterial infection
User :   what regural interval this should be given?
Doctor :   Do you want to know about this antibiotic?
User :   yep?
Doctor :   It can be given up to 3 times aday
User :   okey thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now

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