Suggest treatment for diarrhea
Looks like viral diarrhea - no need for antibiotics please
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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 (LIKE OFLOXACIN) 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.
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Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Can use Paracetamol for fever - Avoid Phensedyl
Hi.... You can used Paracetamol but avoid Phensedyl as it contains Codeine, and is not licensed and proven to be a safe drug in kids 3 years of age.
For fever - Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (maximum ceiling dose of 500mg) every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
For cough and cold - Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do.
For cold and cough you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days. This is a prescription drug and you will need one for it.
For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.
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