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Got vaccination of dtp2. Had fever and loose motion. Given Magadol. ORS given. Suggest

my 4.6 year old child got vaccination of dtp2 before 2 days .he got 100 fever on that day he was ok till evening he got 101 fever.i gave megadol250 .in night he had loose motion twice. since morning he had watery motion 4 times and fever which was 103 in night has reduced to 101,he is not taking any med. only ors is given to him.plz suggest any med
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Vaccination is unlikely to cause loose motions.

Monitor for signs of dehydration particularly if there are loose watery stools..
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine

If there is blood or mucus in the stool antibiotics prescribed by your doctor may be required. If there is no blood or mucus in the stool and there is no fever and pain while passing stools then antibiotics have no role.

ORS or any other fluid containing salt and sugar prevents dehydration. You can give coconut water etc

Vomiting should be controlled by antiemetic prescribed by your doctor.
Probiotics and zinc prescribed by your doctor will help.

Give paracetamol to control the fever.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Pooja,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems having an episode of gastroenteritis.

For fever continue megadol 250 in prescribed dose every 8th hourly depending on the presence of fever.

The mainstay of treatment is to monitor and to maintain hydration of the child.

Maintain his hydration by giving sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, coconut water, and lemon water.

Watch for signs of dehydration like dry mouth, decreased urine output, and decreased skin turgor.

Curd and yogurt can be given.

Consult your Pediatrician for the assessment of the child and for the medication.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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