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Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:my son is 10 years old and weights around 90 pound..
well he came from school with a headed an now he is throughting up and he developed a rash around his mouth after he through up and running a 101-2 fever what I should do
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:hell dotor
User:I wrote what my son has
User:hi doctor XXXXXXX
Doctor:Have these symptoms developed in a days time?
User:jus
User:around 4pm he had a headed and now he is running a fever ad throuig up
Doctor:The abrupt and rapid progress of symptoms concerns me.
User:what should I do he doesn't hold anything in his stomach
User:he trough up twice
Doctor:It definitely seems that your child has picked up some infection
User:he went to school today
Doctor:It needs to be evaluated.
User:he was find yesterday
Doctor:I generally prescribe antiemetic medicine to help him tolerate the feeds
User:I could be a stomach virus he has this before
Doctor:but I am not sure if you can get some of those over the counter at your place.
Doctor:Yes, it may be from a virus.
User:ok
Doctor:At this instance, without a clinical examination
Doctor:I am unable to predict the seriousness of infection
Doctor:but if your child continues to vomit persistently
Doctor:I am concerned if he would become dehydrated.
User:but what I don't understand is why went he through up he develop a red rash on his face
Doctor:You can try antiemetic drugs such as domperidone if its available over the counter.
User:what is that for?
Doctor:skin rashes are common associated feature of viral infection.
Doctor:If these rashes are spreading, he definitely needs to be seen by a doctor.
Doctor:Antiemetic medicine will help him tolerate the feeds well.
User:IS AROUND HIS FACE
User:AFTER HE VOMIT
Doctor:To describe this better, I shall put my message in the following way.
Doctor:1. The symptoms that your son has is consistent with infection - most likely virus.
Doctor:2. Skin rashes are common with this condition.
Doctor:Some of the viral rashes starts from the face to spread across the body.
Doctor:He should be evaluated for these infection by the doctor.
Doctor:3. At this instance, more than the vomiting, I am concerned about his recurring vomiting.
Doctor:I would try the antiemetic medicine to stop the vomiting spells
User:OK I UNDERSTAND.... IT NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT HE GETS THIS I JUST WANT IT TO BE SURE
Doctor:and then recommend you visit a pediatrician to start his evaluation.
User:OK THAK YOU
Doctor:If he stops vomit, then start fluid and semi solid food.
Doctor:And tylenol children formula for fever.
Doctor:He should be monitored for worsening rashes and fever.
Doctor:And plan the visit to a doctor?
User:YEA IT LOOKS LIKE HE STOP
User:I WILL TAKE HIM TOMMORROW THANK YOU
Doctor:Give him small sips of fluids and semi solid food may be after couple of hours.
Doctor:And watch him over.
Doctor:I wish him a speedy recovery.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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