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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes vomiting, watery stool and severe leg pain?

three yr old has random, vomiting, watery stool, and severe leg pain. child wakes numerous times crying in pain. i can t begin to know what she has, or how to treat symtoms. She doesn t want to eat and hardly drinks any fluids. It s really starting to scare me, do you know what I m up against?
Tue, 7 Jul 2015
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...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 need not worry.

Leg pains could be due to electrolyte imbalance or disturbance due to diarrhea and vomiting.

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).

Regarding diet - Avoid fruit juices as they might aggravate diarrhea. You can give zinc supplements & ORS apart from normal vegetarian porridges & soups.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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