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Suffer loose motions and fever. Having lot of bloating and stomach cramps. Taking Crocin and Meftal spas. Dosage? Treatment?

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My 3 year old daughter has loose motions and fever since the last 3 days. On the first day, the fever was high and she passed several loose stools. There was a lot of bloating and stomach cramps also. Today she has passed one very loose stool in the morning, but is repeatedly complaining of stomach pain and has fever( 98.5). Appetite is very poor. Medicines givens so far: Crocin and Meftal spas pediatric suspension.

Is it ok to start Normet (Ofloxacin 50 mg, Ornidazole 125 mg) suspension? What should be the dosage ? Any other medicine or treatment that you would suggest.

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Posted Sat, 13 Jul 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Santosh Kondekar 17 minutes later
In monsoon often viral diarrheas occur in kids due to water contamination.
Viral diarrheas often get watery by day 2 or 3 and usually donot cause cramps. Also fever in viral diarrhea settles in two this appears to be a viral diarrhea and your doctor may hesitate to start antibiotics.
Its better to get stool test done to confirm mucus blood. If present the above mentioned antibiotics may be required.

Sometimes a higher dose of antibiotics may be needed. The second component of the mentioned antibiotics may cause vomiting, and may not be needed in febrile diarrhea.

Dose of antibiotics will depending on weight and you will need a written prescription for it.
Some E coli diarrheas may get complicated when antibiotics added.... so its always better to get test and culture to be safe.

Apart from decision to start antibiotics, there are two major issues about understanding seriousness of dehydration and infection. Maintain proper hydration and urine output.
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