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What causes fever and diarrhea? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jul-2014
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User:my daughter was 1.5 yrs, yestrday from noon was suffering 102 fever and loose motions cna u pl help us.
Doctor:How many episodes of loose stools did she have?
User:for fever we feed with corcin syrup.
User:sterdy she has 3 & in night 2 & in morning 1
Doctor:Is it watery diarrhea or semiformed stools?
User:it is like green color
User:whatever she ate it will come immedtly as loose motions
Doctor:* do you mean it is completely watery stool or it is semi formed stool?
User:it like semisolid
Doctor:Is it foul smelling?
Doctor:Is the child active between two episodes of fever?
User:not much
Doctor:How is she feeding?
User:she is feeding with cow milk not solid food
Doctor:Let me brief you...
User:coz whatever she ate it will become stool immdet
Doctor:It looks like she is suffering from an intestinal infection; most likely from a virus.
Doctor:I would suggest you to continue crocin syrup three or four times in a day based on the need.
Doctor:In addition give her probiotics such as ecobion.
Doctor:This ecobion is available in XXXXXXX which can be mixed in a small bowl of water and fed.
Doctor:Give it three times a day for couple of days.
User:it is ors
Doctor:ORS can be used as per needs. It becomes more important when stools are liquidy.
Doctor:You can also give her zinc supplement.
Doctor:Syp zincovit 2.5ml once a day.
User:ecobion is equal to ORS or diffierent. coz we are feeding her with little
Doctor:Avoid cow's milk
User:what food can we.
Doctor:Instead you can give rice gruel or ragi malts.
Doctor:Observer her symptoms for 2 days.
Doctor:If she become less active or if symptoms persist for more than 2 days
Doctor:visit her pediatrician.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:any medicei for loose motions
User:can we try ofloxcain oral suspension
Doctor:Ofloxacin is an antibiotic.
Doctor:I don't feel there is a need yet.
Doctor:Medicines to stop loose stool is not recommended to children in this age group.
User:presnty fever was low compare to sterday
Doctor:That is good news.
Doctor:please continue the measures I suggested.
User:so v vl contiue with crocin & intorduce ecobion
Doctor:Yes, ecobion (it is not same as ORS); orals feeds such as rebalanz XXXXXXX and zincovit are my current recommendations.
User:thanks, we will try this medicine & revert u.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:NO, thanks a lot.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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