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Suggest treatment for fever and diarrhea

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Hi..my daughter is having fever from yesterday..after giving meftal-p and calpol its normal at the same time she is having loose stools..we actually traveled outstation,,pls suggest..
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Answered by Dr. Arun (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
give Ors and zinc

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for writing to us.
Loose stools with travel could be viral infection or food poisoning or ecoli diarrhoea.
You can try oral rehydration solutions like electral in sips frequently.
I also prescribe zinc at 20 mg per day once for 10 days.
This will help in controlling loose.stools and ensuring hydration is maintained.
However if loose stools do not settle or if urine output is very low it is better to get her examined by a pediatrician.
Wishing your child good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Brief Answer: give Ors and zinc Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Loose stools with travel could be viral infection or food poisoning or ecoli diarrhoea. You can try oral rehydration solutions like electral in sips frequently. I also prescribe zinc at 20 mg per day once for 10 days. This will help in controlling loose.stools and ensuring hydration is maintained. However if loose stools do not settle or if urine output is very low it is better to get her examined by a pediatrician. Wishing your child good health. Regards Dr Arun