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Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: MY GRANDSON HAS ABDOMINAL PAIN BEING HAVING DIARRHEA WONT STOP EATING ACTIVITIES NORMAL DRINKING NORMAL PAIN IS UPER ABDOMINAL ANY SUGGESTIONS

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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like viral diarrhea

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

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 vomiting...you 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).

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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