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Child vomited blood, had watery stools, fever, blood in stools. Worried

Good evening Dr. My daughter is 1 year old, last 2 weeks ago she bomitt with a blood and she also keep watery pooing, i bring her to the dr, the dr. call me to examine her stool , and the result was all none negative, the dr. told me nothing to worry on the blood according to the result of poo laboratory, she said the reason why she have watery poo it because of AGE VIRAL so we made a medication for that her poo became better after medication. Then after a couple of days she wake up this morning got fever so i decided to give medication for fever and shes became ok, but she keep pooing its a little amount of but the poo got look mucus and little bit of blood, the color was fresh red, everytime she poo always got a blood,. When i try to see her ashole i saw that there is small area of wound. I really worried can u give me advice for this. Thank you!
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

I understand that the frequency of passing stools has come down from the earlier episodes of watery motion , but now your daughter is passing blood and mucus in the stools.

I would advise you to follow good hygiene to prevent re-infection. Always wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, after a nappy change, and before preparing food.

Give your daughter Pedialyte (oral rehydration solution) to correct dehydration if present.

Keep the anal region clean and dry.After the baby has a bowel movement , clean the area gently with water and then pat dry. Avoid using wet wipes or harsh soaps.

If a wound is present at the anal region, you might want to take her to the paediatrician for assessment.

Sometimes, it is quite possible that the repeated watery motions might have caused an excoriation of the anal region.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan

Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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