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Small child, suffering from loose motions, white stools. Prescribed calpol, taxim-o. Correct treatment?

my 14 month baby is suffering from loose motion(potty)from day before yesterday night and then from tomorrow morning fever .colour of potty is like white 4-5 times daily.yesterday evening i went to a doctor he prescribe calpol ,z&d powder,taxim-o from this morning potty is controled ( just one time like curd) bur fever is coming and going with the effect of medicine.Is this treatment is sufficiant?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

First monitor your kid for signs of dehydration.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine.

Oral rehydration solution should be given to prevent dehydration.
Your doctor started on antibiotic because your kid might be having dysentry.

Is there any blood in the stool?
Is your kid accepting feeds now?

Please reply.
Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child is having diarrhea which is viral or bacterial in nature and subsides in few days.
In your case it will be bacterial in nature for which doctor has started antibiotic.
Continue with medication as advised.
Most important is to maintain hydration.
Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool.
Give lemonade,coconut water,curd,rice porridge.
Monitor for signs of dehydration like decreased urine output,lethargy,increased thirst and in case you observe any get him evaluated by pediatrician.
Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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