Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DJ | 2009-01-30

Q.

urgent and worried

hi
My LB (almost 3) gad a knock on his head yest.afternoon.he got a tiny cut just on the side of his rite eybrow. i cleaned it with savlon an applied an antseptic ointment(sumthing with a D,used for mouth ulcer,cold sores etc) and some panado syrup. then i wiped that off and applied mechurochrome. and he was fine
this morning he ate mealie meal porridge,custard,and a yoghurt for breakfast(little of everything) and his tummy went out green. it went out 3 times altogther also green...
then he ate some rice and chicken and it didnt go out again or yet....
has his bump on the head got anything to do with the runny tummy.he also told me his tummy is sore...
im worried...can i give him pectrolyt?if not wat can i give him

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son's bump on the head has nothing to do with his loose stools. He may have a mild form of gastro. He is not vomiting which is a very good sign and he seems to be eating well. Give him a some extra sips of Rehidrat often at least for a day or two.

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