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Infant has vomiting, loose motions. Is it due to what she ate and drank?

My 18month old daughter has all of a sudden started vomitting out anything she eats. she also passed a very loose motion minutes after she did her regular morning motions. All this started in the morning after a regular day yesterday where she ate, drank, played and slept well. It is very hot where i am. Could it possibly be the water she drank, heat or any other reason. i have started her on Zinconia. Please suggest what could be done.
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Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Hi Vineeta.

Thanks for your query.

Your baby is having acute gastroenteritis which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to settle.

Most important is to maintain hydration .

Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool,give coconut water,lemonade,curd,buttermilk,boiled potato,banana,rice porridge in small amounts.

Continue with zinc and also give lactobaccilus for 2 to 3 days.

In case of vomiting antiemetic like domperidone can be given as per dosage.

Watch for features of dehydration like lethargy/decreased urine output/increased thirst.

In case symptoms persist get her evaluated by pediatrician for proper management.

Wishing your child good health.

God bless..
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