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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: My baby of 1 yrs is having loose motion and vomiting (onece every day) since last 5 days.doctor suggested zincinia syrup 5ml and emigo but the loose motion and vomiting has not stoped till now.baby is acting normal apart from dislike for food.pls suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If he's active otherwise- Don't worry

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.

Your kid's treatment is going on in right direction. Moreover he's active otherwise which means there's no dehydration. You only need to wait it out.

I too suggest you use zinc supplements (Z&D drops 1ml once daily for 14 days or Zinconia 5ml) & 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 or Emigo (as prescribed by your paediatrician).

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

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).
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Brief Answer: If he's active otherwise- Don't worry 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. Your kid's treatment is going on in right direction. Moreover he's active otherwise which means there's no dehydration. You only need to wait it out. I too suggest you use zinc supplements (Z&D drops 1ml once daily for 14 days or Zinconia 5ml) & 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 or Emigo (as prescribed by your paediatrician). Regarding diet - You can use cerelac...any flavour will do. Avoid fruit juices as they might aggravate diarrhea. You can give zinc supplements & ORS apart from normal vegetarian porridges & soups. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).