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Child have loose stool, not eating properly, vomiting. Gave neoptine drops. What to do?

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I have a 9 month female baby.My husband's house is inTamilnadu.I came to my father's house which is in Bangalore since 2 days.These 2 days my baby is having loose stools which is thread like.She is not eating anything but she is drinking water.If i give any solid food,she is hating and vomit it.Is this due to the change of climate?.And i am giving Neoptine drops for griping pain,darolac.Pls suggest a good answer to make her eat properly with normal motion.
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
Tanks for your query. Loose stools might be because of infection. It will settle in another two or three days. Keep hydrating her with lots of fluids like water, butter milk, tender coconut water, rice kanji, ORS (Electral sachet). As long as she passes urine adequately nothing needs to be worried about. Her appetite will improve once she recovers from her illness.

Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant professor - Pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your baby is having loose motions which is mostly viral in nature and settles in few days.
Maintain hydration.
Give oral rehydration sip by sip after each loose stool,give coconut water,lemonade.curd,buttermilk,boiled potato,mashed banana,rice porridge.
Give darolac for 2 to 3 days.
observe for any lethargy/decreased urine output and in case you find any get her evaluated by doctor.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless...
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine

Oral rehydration solution or any other solution containing salt and sugar should be given.
Probiotics and Zinc prescribed by your doctor will be useful.

Climate change will not cause loose motions but infection by bacteria or virus causes loose motions.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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