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Child. Stomach cramps, vomitting, fever, stinky gas. On tylenol. History of eating out. Remedy?

My six year old daughter ate at target. She did not have sny sympyoms. Meal was the apples with caramel dip, hot dog & icee drink. 3 1/2 hours later developed stomach cramps ghen she vomited 2 times once while having a bowel movement. She developed a fever of 101 and is no longer complaining of stomach pains but has stinky gas. She is able to drink Gatorade mixed with water and has eaten rice porridge (1/2 cup). We gave her Tylenol and she is sleeping now.
Any thoughts or remedies to suggest??
Please and thank you
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems developed gastroenteritis because of contamination of food most probably.

The mainstay of treatment is to control vomitings and to maintain her hydration.

You can give an oral anti emetic like ondansetron in prescribed dose to stop the vomitings.

Give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, coconut water, and lemon water to maintain her hydration.

Monitor her hydration by activity, moisture of oral cavity, skin turgor, and urine output.

For fever you can give Tylenol in prescribed dose.

Consult your Pediatrician for the physical examination, assessment of her hydration status, and for specific treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine

Antiemetics prescribed by your doctor after physical examination will help to control vomiting.
ORS or other fluids with salt and sugar may be required to prevent dehydration.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Akif Abbas Zaidi's  Response
Dear Sir/madam

Thank you for writing to us. The child most probably has a self limiting gastroenteritis. This will run its course and get better with time. You need to look out for blood is stool and that the child is well hydrated. You should use oral rehydrating supplements (ors). This is to replace the salts the body is loosing. For fever keep on using what you are using. If the fever does not settle you can apply wet soaks with Luke warm water.

Please make sure to keep the child well hydrated and look for danger signs mentioned below
Extremely lethargic child
Inability to feed
Blood in vomitus and stools
If any of these appear you would have to see a doctor. The child will start getting better in 3 to 4 days.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you

Dr Akif Abbas Zaidi
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