Thanks for writing to health care magic.
I think your kid is having a episode of gastroenteritis
In a episode of gastroenteritis one should monitor for dehydration
. Look for any signs of dehydration like sunken eyes, dry oral mucosa
, increasing thirst, irritability, etc.
During such episodes a child will not eat much and force feeding will not be useful. It may be counterproductive.
Antibiotics will be useful in case of dysentry
. In a case of diarrhea
I practically do not prescribe antibiotics to my patients. We prescribe antibiotics when there is blood in stool
, mucus, fever
, pain while passing stool etc.
Hope this helps.