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Child having stomach virus, vomiting several times, dehydrated. Relief with medication

hi good evening, My son, Santiago, is 5 years old and caught a stomach virus that is making him vomit several times a day since last Monday. I took him to the peds today and she diagnosed quite a severe dehydration situation. She prescribed 3 quarters of a Zofran pill and to give him liquids afterwards, we gave him the Zofran and he drank half a glass of Gatorade and then he went back to sleep. Should I wake him up to give him more? Thanks silvina
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Silvina,
Keep on giving oral rehydrating solutions sips by sips to make up the losses and to correct the dehydration.
Watch for his urine output and check the hydration status by looking his skin turgor and the moisture of tongue and oral cavity.
Continue the medication as advised by your Pediatrician.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
your daughter is having acute gastritis,i suggest you to continue with antiemetic as advised,you should give him plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration,give her coconut water,lemon water,curd.
avoid all kind of fried and junk food.
Your daughter will be fine.
God bless.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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