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3 year old feeling nausea, fever and yellowish discharge from anus. Viral infection?

I have a three year old son who vomits every few days, always feels nauseous, always has diarrhea , and tonight I noticed that he has a yellowish sticky discharge coming from his anus . I took him to the doctor a few weeks ago, she didn t examine him, and just said it may be a virus. But this has been happening for about a year and has recently gotten worse.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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I requir some mre additional information about history to suggest you further, like what is colour of vomitus, is it bilious( presence of bile in vomiting which gives yellow/greenish colour to vomitus), it indicates that there is some obstruction which requires evaluation by Pediatrician/Pediatric Surgeon and further work up for investigation of cause of vomiting which could include Upper Gastro-intestinal tract contrast study.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

It seems your son is getting frequent episodes of diarrhea.

I advise you to keep his hands clean and discourage him keeping hands and objects in to the mouth.

For loose motions, you can give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, lemon water, and coconut water can be given to prevent dehydration.

Zinc supplementation for 2 weeks will reduce the frequency of diarrheal episodes.

The yellow sticky disharge can be sent for routine, microscopic, and for culture and sensitivity to know the presence of any bacterial infection.

If there is bacterial infection oral antibiotics can be given.

Therefore I advise you to consult your Pediatrician for the examination, evaluation, and for the treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
Thanks for writing in to healthcaremagic.

Would like to know how many episodes of diarrhoea and for long did each last in the last year??

Has he not grown in height and weight during the last year?

If the episodes have gone beyond 14 days then your son seems to be having chronic or Persistant diarrhoea. The cause could be due to Crohn's disease,irritable bowel disease,cow milk allergy,cystic fibrosis, coeliac disease.So you might need to discuss on this issue when you meet his docter next time and maybe get him investigated .

However if he has grown well in the last year then these episodes might have been due to viral infections and because of poor immunity or poor hygiene he might have had multiple episodes of diarrhoea

Hope to have answered your query.
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Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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