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Child having continuous loose motions, bluish lips, pale face and excessive sleepiness. What can be done?

hi there, my daughter is 13months old and has runny poos for two weeks now, but in the last 4 days her poos have turned to yellow, her lips turn blue/purpleish, her face is a little pale and she is starting to sleep for long periods of time and becoming less interested in food as of todaya G.P said on thursday just gone that my daughter is coming towards the end of her gastro(something-a-rather)bug and should be better in a couple of days, it seems she is getting worse. my daughter has been dri
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Thanks for query,
It seems that your daughter is hacin severe dehydration causing all symptoms.
Take her to ER as soon as possible.
She may require I.V. infusion and other medicines injectables.
Mean while give her plenty of oral fluids,electrolyte sachets etc.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Arulalan Katpadivaradarajan's  Response
Hello parent
I strongly feel your child should have a Hemoglobin level checked as well as evidence of urinary tract infection. Ofcourse, your family doctor, who knows your child is the best person to deal with your child.
1. Prolonged sleeepiness, paleness are early indicators iron deficiency anaemia.
2. My worry is why is she is like this ? Let us quickly try run through the possiblites.
a. Blood in the stools associated with high grade fever of more than 104 degree fareinheit is infection, requring antibiotics
b. Watery stools causing dehydration: not passing urine for more than 8 hours, not even active for a single session in a day requires hospitalisation.
I presume both the conditions are not present
C. Passing motion immediately after stools, green, froth, white threads, noise while passing motion, anus redness, straining or pain while passing motion, mucus in stools, bad smell, passing very small quantity often: All these ten points point to a digestive problem.
I presume your doctor had this in mind, because this category settles only after 10 to 14 days.
But lips turning blue and purplish suggests there may be a problem outside the gut
Urinary tract infection or some blood problem like anaemia.

That is why I suggest a medical evaluation
with reagrds
Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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