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Suggest treatment for vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea and fever

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Child Health
Question: My 6 yr old son vomited at night and had stomach pain and loose motionsand fever in the morning....probably a stomach infection...giving him zifi 100 syrup...crocin DS and ondem syrup...is it correct?
Pl advice
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like viral diarrhea - no need for antibiotics

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 like Zifi...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.
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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