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Feeling sick, lethargic, sleepy and vomiting. Having bright red lips and pale skin. Any treatment?

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Hi grand daughter has been generally unwell for 10 days now, lethargic and has thrown up last weekend and again today, she seems fine then quickly becomes unwell, sleepy then throws up and is still very sleepy ?
She has bright red lips and pale skin
Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan 2 hours later
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in .

1. How are her bowel and bladder habits ? Any blood in stools?
2. Any history of fever along with this period of being unwell?
3. Any history of crying while passing urine?
4. Any history of cough and cold, ear pain, fast breathing?
5. Any history of abdominal pain or diarrhoea?
6. How are her eating habits right now?

Initially, I thought more in terms of a viral illness with lethargy , vomiting etc. However it has been 10 days now. Viral illness should have got better in 1 week to 10 days. So, if she is still lethargic and sleepy, I would advise you to take her to a paediatrician who might thoroughly examine her and do the relevant investigations like complete blood picture, urine routine etc.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
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