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Child has stomach pain, vomiting green slime, fever. Cause?

My 6 year old daughter woke up saying her stomach hurts. She wouldnt talk at all after that. I figured she was trying not to vomit , which was the case. She has vomited twice with in an hour so far. It is a green-yellow, foamy slime. I know it sounds strange to be these two things; it was strange to me which is why Im on here now. She has a fever of only 100.1 . What could cause this? Should I be concerned or just keep her home from school with a stomach bug???
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Fever, vomiting and abdominal discomfort or pain constitute a gastroenteritis syndrome. Considering that the child is generally unwell, the causes could be diverse. At 6 years of age, a bacterial infection and any cause of a surgical or acute abdomen must be excluded. This shall be through a stool exam, culture and sensitivity tests. Depending on the state, an abdominal ultrasound could also be useful.

A complete blood and markers of inflammation also be useful indicators of the origin of the syndrome. A physical examination by a physician shall determine whether the child is dehydrated or not, not tenderness in abdomen if any and specify patterns and appreciate general patient outlook.

This examination compounded by a past medical history and other examinations shall be key in making a definitive diagnosis and drawing up an appropriate treatment plan.
I suggest you take the child to your family physician or pediatrician for a proper evaluation for severe abdominal or surgical causes to be excluded. Typhoid fever, shigellosis, appendicitis or even ,malaria at times might mimic such clinical syndromes.
Thanks for your question and hope this helps,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have gastritis mostly due to a vrus.
You can give antiemetic like ondansetron in prescribed dose to control the vomitings and to dicrease the discomfort due to nausea.
Give sips of oral reydration solutions like Pedialyte to prevent dehydration.
Monitor her hydration status by urine output, activity and skin turgor.
Consult Pediatrician for the proper management.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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