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Child has loose motion. Had taken medicine for vomiting. Cause and cure?

My Daughter is 1Year 10 months(11 KG) and she has vomitted for about 5 times in a span of 4 hours , so i have given the medicine Emeset ( Ondansetron Oral Solution) and after taking it didnt vomoitted for the past 3 hrs.But , in the last 1 hours , she had slight loose motions , could you please suggest as what was the reason for the motion and also do you please suggest that can we give any medicine for loose motion.Thankyou in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

now you should rehydrate the child with ors......frequent loose motions will cause loss of water from the body along with oral rehydration therapy helps to replenish the same

normally we prescribe zinc and probiotics which may help in treating the condition

look and monitor for signs of dehydration

if there is any blood or mucus in stool associated with fever we should consider dysentry. in such scenario antibiotics would be of help

take care
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child is having gastroenteritis.
Usaually in gastroenteritis, vomitings will start first followed by loose motions.
Tha main problem of this is developing dehydration of the body.
So give sips of oral rehydrating solutions like ORS, Pedialytes, coconut water, lemon water and dal water after each loose stool and in between in equal amounts to the losses in stools to prevent dehydration.
Monitor her hydration by looking at her activity, tongue and oral cavity moisture, urine output.
Probiotic may be added like sporolac or econorm after consulting your Pediatrician for examination and assessment for hydration.
Hope I have answered your query.
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
your child has most probably viral gastroenteritis.
the treatment for this is only replacing fluids by giving oral rehydration solution like electral or electrobion ( dissolved in clean water as per instructions in the sachet),frequently. Check that baby is passing urine as usual and is active.No need for any other medicines. Will improve in 4-5 days time
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