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Suggest treatment for vomiting and loose stool in a child

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: My 3-year old son is doing vomiting and lose motions frequently since last few days.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Since how many days?

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

For how many days is your baby having these symptoms and how bad are the symptoms? Does the baby has fever or any other symptoms? Need to know the details to be better able to help.

Meanwhile please give him ORS in cleaner water or gatorade after every motion and vomiting. Avoid juice and limit milk intake. Can give Ondansetron syrup to stop vomiting. Try to find a cause if it is infectious or non-infectious (maybe due to a food. If it s infectious, it may be happening from outside food or unclean drinking water.

Since most diarheas are viral in children, antibiotics are not usually indicated.

Dr Vaishalee
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Brief Answer: Since how many days? Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. For how many days is your baby having these symptoms and how bad are the symptoms? Does the baby has fever or any other symptoms? Need to know the details to be better able to help. Meanwhile please give him ORS in cleaner water or gatorade after every motion and vomiting. Avoid juice and limit milk intake. Can give Ondansetron syrup to stop vomiting. Try to find a cause if it is infectious or non-infectious (maybe due to a food. If it s infectious, it may be happening from outside food or unclean drinking water. Since most diarheas are viral in children, antibiotics are not usually indicated. Dr Vaishalee