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    What causes vomiting and diarrhoea?

Posted on Tue, 8 Apr 2014 in Child Health
Question: I have a 1 and half year daughter and stay in Hyderabad, India. I have come to US on a short assignment with my family. Since yesterday she has been vomitting after having food and also has watery stool. I have been giving her Enterogermia oral suspension liquid , but haven't seen any recovery. Can you help ?
Answered by Dr. Arun 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Takes time Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for healthcare magic. Vomiting and diarrhoea usually is viral in nature. It may take Upto 4 to 5 days to see improvement. Continue enterogermina which is a probiotoc and ondem which helps to control vomiting.. Ofloxacin is unnecessary because it is an antibiotic which has no use in diarrhoea unless there is blood in stools. Ensure you give your child plenty of oral electrolyte solutions like pedialyte or electral, to keep your child well hydrated. If she passes urine atleast 6 times a day, then it is fine. Wishing your kid speedy recovery. Regards Dr Arun
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Follow up: Dr. Arun 6 hours later
I have got limited enterogermia oral suspension and would like to know any substitute that would be available in US over the counter.
Answered by Dr. Arun 5 minutes later
Brief Answer: see below Detailed Answer: Try florastar or lactinex or culturelle or align
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Follow up: Dr. Arun 27 minutes later
Thank you very much and one more substitute for ondem syrup
Answered by Dr. Arun 1 minute later
Brief Answer: try ondansetron Detailed Answer: Ondansetron or domperidone syrup should be available. Regards
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