Posted by: sundil | 2003/02/19

Tummy ache and diarrhoea

Dear Doc
My 2 yr 8 mth old daughter has been complaining for the last 3 weeks of tummy aches and she has had a frequent runny tummy inbetween (very liquidy). Tests in the first week showed she had a potassium deficiency (not sure if this was a symptom or cause). Combiforte was prescribed to solidify her stool but she came right the next day, so we didn't obtain that medication.
This was accompanied, at times, by a medium fever. We have been giving her Buscopan and Pectrolyte but it doesn't seem to be helping very much.

Please advise as we are becoming extremely concerned at this point.


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Sundil, the fever seems to suggest that it is due to an infection. It might be a virus, bacteria or a parasite. The best would be to have a stool sample sent away for MC&S (Microscopy, Culturing & Sensitivity). In the meantime you just have to keep her from dehydrating, but that should not be too much of a problem, as she isn’t vomiting. Good luck.

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