Ors

ORS stands for oral rehydration solution. Commercially available ORS contains common salt, glucose, potassium chloride, and trisodium citrate. It is used for replenishing lost fluids and electrolytes in case of dehydration.

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My 20-month-old daughter has vomiting and diarrhea from the afternoon. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 20 months old daughter did not pee last week for above 24 hours, the next day she did pee, but also vomited. On the same day, she was having a fever of 102 F, so we went to the pediatrician. He gave Vomitab, Calpol, and an antibiotic injection. From the past three days, the urine ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that this must be two different infections.  The reason why the child has not passed urine now is probably because of dehydration. It is advisable to give her 100 ml ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for maintaining hydration. ...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old son is having stomach pain and vomiting. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3 year old son is having stomach pain and vomiting. The vomiting is at regular intervals. As soon as he eats or drinks, he throws out everything. He feels like vomiting every 15 to 20 minutes, but only spits out. He is on glucose and he did not have anything for a day. Yet, he had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a large rise in the number of acute gastroenteritis cases as of now. From your description, it seems more like a stomach infection. I suggest you give him syrup Ondem (Ondansetron) 4 mL thrice a day for up to three days. You will also have to take care of hydra...  Read Full »

What is the treatment given for the 13-month-old child for diaper rash and pooping in less quantity?

Query: My daughter is 13.5 months old. For last four days she has diaper rashes. This is the first time she is getting rashes. From yesterday I am using Benzalkonium & Zinc skin cream (happynap). Now rashes reduced. Normally my daughter was pooped 2 or 3 times daily. But for These past four days she is...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Please note that it is less likely the child has got loos motions because you gave chicken. Instead the child may be having loose motions because of some infection. Please reduce milk intake during this time to increase recovery rate. Also you can continue giving rice kanji. I would advise to give ...  Read Full »

My baby is having greenish loose motion. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 months 15 days old baby is having loose motion from yesterday and he has passed 8 to 9 times greenish motion. Please sugest me what I can do.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about the color of the stool as long as it is not red and does not contain blood. Please give syrup Zincolife 2.5 ml once a day for 14 days. Also, give ORS solution (prepare solution as advised in the instructions given) as 10 ml/kg with the passage of each...  Read Full »

My kid was vomiting frequently and now has loose stools. What can be the issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My dear daughter just completed 1 year yesterday and still on breastfeed (twice, a full day) along with normal food. She is lactose intolerant and was hypocalcemic (less calcium) by birth. Her doctor gave her OstoCalcium and retested after six months and she turned to be absolutely fi...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry so much. What you are describing seems to be gastroenteritis. Continue the same medications which are going on. Watch for lethargy and dehydration. The matter should settle in two to three days. I suggest giving Enterogermina respule (probiotic vials), ...  Read Full »

Can I give Zinc to my son for loose motions?

Query: Hi doctor,My baby is 14 months old. He has been suffering from loose motion for the past six days. I have given him Zinc sulfate, but not found any improvement in him. Please suggest me something for him. Whatever he is eating, he has to go through loose motions. At night, he started crying a lot. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment with zinc is good, but it may take up to seven days for results to take place as zinc helps in improving digestive power. However, please do not give any medicine for stopping the loose motions as it is infectious matter and needs to be drained. Till then, ...  Read Full »

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