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Child has loose, yellow, pasty stools. Emesis, gas, poor appetite. Rotovirus?

My 11 month old daughter has been having loose yellow pasty stools for 5 days now and is very gassy, also she had an episode of large amount of emesis last night, today her appettite was very poor and she had had another episode of emesis. The only thing she took today was pretty much formula (she is on allimentum since she was born). Do you think she has rotovirus?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

It is not possible to say whether the child has rotavirus infection by the description or physical examination of the stool. As she is having both vomiting and loose stools I suggest that you get her stool routine examination done, give her plenty of oral fluids to prevent dehydration and medication depending on the stool reports.

The main aim of management is to prevent dehydration which can be done by giving plenty of oral fluids in the form of lemonade, coconut water, buttermilk, etc.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter all the best.


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