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Small child having stomach infection, vomiting, fever. Prescribed lactic acid powder, motinorm drops. Correct medication?

Hi, My Son is 5 months old and he is having stomach infection with vomiting & fever since yesterday afternoon. Doctor has advised lactic acid powder,netilmac sulfate injection ( for 5 Days ), ORS ,Motinorm Drop & pyregesic drop. He is still having mild fever though his stool is under control . Kindly advise If we need to administer any other Medicine. Reagrds
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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In a 5 month old baby with apparent gastroenteritis in my opinion starting netilmycin inj was unwarranted without doing any investigation. You can think of stopping netilmycin inj & get urine & stool examination done along with CBC & CRP as in this age urinary tract infection can very well present as fever vomiting & loose stools.
Lactic acid powder & Pyrigesic drops should continue but try to avoid motinorm drops as it can have significant side effects in young babies. Hope I have cleared some doubts.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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