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MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE GASTRO ENTERITIS VOMITING DIARRHEA
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MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE GASTRO ENTERITIS VOMITING DIARRHEA

A 2 yrs. 7 months old female child had complaints of sudden vomiting and loose stool. She had 2-3 episodes of vomiting, 4-5 episodes of loose dark green offensive stools with fever. Child became dull and sleepy immediately after an episode of vomiting and diarrhea. Child was apparently well before the complaints were started. She was active and playful. It was noticed by the grandmother at home that she drank contaminated water in the house unknowingly while playing and since then she had developed illness.

On examination; no signs of dehydration, well oriented with respect to time, place and person. Temperature was 102 degree Fahrenheit measured axillary. On palpation, generalized abdomen tenderness.

She was given few doses of homoeopathic medicine Arsenic Album as per the indication. She was also advised to maintain adequate hydration and tepid sponging whenever temperature rises beyond limit. As the child was vomiting after consuming food in any form, she was advised only to be kept on liquid diet.

She gradually improved after medications. She did have complaints of loose stool but vomiting stopped immediately. The consistency and odor of stool changed and gradually returned to normal. Child was then asked to start on semisolid foods and then to solid foods. Her activity became as normal as before. Instructions given to the parents and care taker to handle the child carefully at home.

Note:  is used in this case as per the indications. In all cases Pulsatilla Nigricans cannot be given. Every case has it’s unique presentation for prescription. Same medicine cannot be used for all the patients suffering from same disease condition. Homoeopathic medicines should be always taken under physician’s guidance only. Self-medications are not safe and prone to side effects. 
Record No.: PMG 02/09
Date : 13th February, 2018.
Indications of homoeopathic medicine prescribed in this case
Great prostration, with rapid sinking.
Gastric derangements; from decayed food or animal matter, whether by inoculation, olfaction or ingestion.
Diarrhoea, after eating or drinking; stool scanty dark - colored, offensive, and, whether small or large, followed by great prostration.
  

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