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What causes severe vomiting and diarrhea?

5 year old vomiting for the last 6 hours every hour.after noon meal vomited at 6 pm with loose stools. And after that vomits even water.after that frothy yellowish vomit.Put her on electrolytic ORS. passed urine once at 9 pm. But vomits again every hour.no stools.Domstal at 11 pm.No effect.Vomits again at 11.30.Please advice
Tue, 24 Feb 2015
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.
It seems your kid is having viral diarrhoea. Once it starts it will take 5-7 days to completely get better. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry.
There is no need to use antibiotics unless there is blood in the motion. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhoea.
I suggest you use zinc supplements (Z&D drops 1ml once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use Syrup Ondansetron as prescribed by your paediatrician.
Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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