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My Daughter Is 1yr 4months Old...she Passed Stools 4 Times

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Posted on Sat, 15 Aug 2020
Question: my daughter is 1yr 4months old...she passed stools 4 times out of those 4 two were watery stools..Tommo we r planning to get her 15month vaccination done..please let is know what medication needs to be taken..can we get the vaccination done tommo
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Viral diarrhea... please go ahead with vaccination

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting on Ask A Doctor.
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 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 0.5ml 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 - Continue breast feeding.
THIS IS NOT AT ALL A CONTRAINDICATION FOR VACCINATION. PLEASE GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED.

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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My Daughter Is 1yr 4months Old...she Passed Stools 4 Times

Brief Answer: Viral diarrhea... please go ahead with vaccination Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting on Ask A Doctor. 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 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 0.5ml 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 - Continue breast feeding. THIS IS NOT AT ALL A CONTRAINDICATION FOR VACCINATION. PLEASE GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED. 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).,