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Hello doctor, My son is 3 1/2 years old, he

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 in Child Health
Question: Hello doctor,
My son is 3 1/2 years old, he is suffering from cold, fever 102.3, and loose motion today for 5 times. For fever we have him crocin 120mg for every 6 hours which bought fever down. He is drinking fluids and eating food like curd rice with banana. Should we give any medication for loose motion? He also have gas problem.

Thanks in advance.
Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 minutes later
Forgot to mention, My son weight is 14 kgs.
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks like viral diarrhoea

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in here.

It seems your kid is having viral diarrhoea. Once it starts it will take 5-7 days to completely get better.

Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious need not worry.

There is no need to use antibiotics unless there is blood in the motion. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhoea.

I suggest you use zinc supplements (Z&D drops 1ml once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use Syrup Ondansetron (as prescribed by your paediatrician).

Regarding diet - Avoid fruit juices as they might aggravate diarrhea. You can give zinc supplements & ORS apart from normal vegetarian porridges & soups.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 19 hours later
Thanks for the reply doctor. So far my son didn’t have loose motion like watery however have only mild watery motion but today one time, recent one, he had watery. Do I need to give any medicine like OFM syrup? Please guide.
There is no fever today, he is active, eating food and drinking water.
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please do not give an antibiotic like ofm

Detailed Answer:
Hi.. antibiotics like OFM are not indicated here and please do not give an antibiotic. As such from your description your kid does not require any medication at all.
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