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Vomitting and Diarrhea in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my son woke up and has severe pain in stomach he said only in stomach and diarria and feels like hes going to vomitt... I just dont know what to do for him can you help me with some ideas?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi there
Doctor :   Ok, How old is your son?
User :   He says only his stomach no body aches
User :   13
Doctor :   Ok. And how many times did he have loose stools ?
Doctor :   Was it very watery, foul smelling or sticky ?
User :   He said twice
User :   watery
User :   he vomitted once
Doctor :   Since he had watery stool only twice, First thing please do not get alarmed or panicky.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   yes ok
Doctor :   He might have had an indigestion or some stale food or something.
User :   yes he said he didnt feel well after eating some meatloff
Doctor :   So please give him plenty of water, juices And lot of Electrolytes.
User :   but how would i know if it was food related
User :   ok
Doctor :   1.So please give him plenty of water, juices And lot of Electrolytes.
User :   ok any pepto?
Doctor :   If he gets fine in a day or two it must be food related.
Doctor :   Do you mean ulcers or gastritis by your question ?
User :   when should i be alarmed
Doctor :   There is a very remote chance for kids to get peptic ulcer , if you meant that.
User :   Iam not sure doc. he never usally gets sick ...Ok
User :   how long does that last if thats what it was
Doctor :   As of now there is absolutely no need to get alarmed, but in case his pain , vomitings, loose motions dont decrease after the following steps than you might need to take him to a primary or a pediatrician.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps : User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Plenty of fluids, juices , water
Doctor :   2. Lot of electrolytes
Doctor :   3. Tab. Tylenol thrice daily 250 mg.
Doctor :   4. Ask him to take rest for two days.
Doctor :   5. Immodium tab.10mg daily twice.
User :   ok That sounds good. i have tylenol rapid blast i will give him should i give the pepto?
User :   ok
Doctor :   These will surely help him in 2 days.
Doctor :   No, please do not give him any other prescription drugs until you physically consult a doctor.
User :   ok i wont \ ty so much doc. i feel better about this..
Doctor :   The steps that I have suggested shall surely help him and he shall be fine, it must be a simple indigestion as per the symptoms.
Doctor :   And give him a lot of reassurance.
User :   ok i will do that. ty
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care , bye for now.
User :   thank you
User :   bye
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