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Are there any side effects of overdose of polio drops?

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Dr. Divakara

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Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 in Infections
Question: Hi. This is XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX
My son was administered with polio drops of some 10 drops instead of 2 drops as the bottle broke and excessive fell into his mouth. is there any side effects ?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for posting your query

Don't worry , there are no significant side effects . It may cause mild loose motions or fever which will settle in a day or two .

So nothing to worry.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara 7 hours later
Hello Mr.Divakara ,

Thank you for your reply. he has got slight loose motion now.
Any medicine to be administered to him ? Any specific food diet to be followed?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Give him more fluids.

Detailed Answer:
HI

It's expected , no need of medicines as long as loose motions is less than 4 times a day.

He can have normal home made food . Give him more water , tender coconut water and fruit juices .

If motions is more than 4 per day then you need to ask your doctor for a prescription of metronidazole and use it .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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