Child suffering from stomach upset and headache with fever. Suggest medicine?

Hello Doctor, my son 10yrs suffering from stomach upset (3-4 times) since a day and developing headache and fever (100). Please advice shall we give Combiflam suspension or Meftagesic-ds or any orher medicine and what dose.



Hello Dr. Bhagat,

Thank you for your advice.

Yes he has loose stomach, in past 24 hours he had 4 times but no signs of vomiting. We have not given any other medicine so far, thus only going ahead with the one advised by you.

Please advice in case anything else to be given for stomach upset.



Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

I understand your concern.

As mentioned by you your child is having pain abdomen with fever.

Is there any vomiting or loose motions also?

I suggest you to give him syp Meftagesic ds 5ml every 8 hourly.

Also give plenty of fluids,give lemonade,curd,rice porridge.

In case symptoms persist get him examined by pediatrician for further management.

Hope I have answered your query,if you have any further question I would be glad to help.

Wishing your child good health.

God bless..

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Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar


Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up.

Since he is having loose motions it is mostly viral in nature and settles in few days.

Most important is to maintain and monitor hydration.

Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool.

Give buttermilk,lemonade,boiled potato,khichdi with curd.

Give probiotic XXXXXXX two times a day.

watch for features of dehydration.
-decrease in urine output
-decrease in skin turgor
-sunken eyes

In case symptoms persist kindly get him examined by pediatrician as bacterial infection needs to be ruled out for which course of antibiotic will be required.

Let me know if you have any further query.

Take care!!

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Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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