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Child with vomiting and diarrhea. Feeling cold, no temperature. Should be worried?

My daughter has been vomiting and diarrhoea for the past two/three days, she ended up in hospital yesterday but was allowed out as she started keeping some of her fluids down. She is still very quiet and is taking small amounts of liquids, she is in warm fleece pyjamas and wrapped in fleece blanket but she still feels cold to the touchshe didn t have a temperature yesterday if anything it was a little low. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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It is likely that your daughter is suffering from an non febrile gastroenteritis.
Most causes of afebrile gastroenteritis are viral born or protozoa or parasite born.
For sure, even afebrile gastroenteritis is a called for concern as dehydration and
metabolic imbalances are severe and lethal complications capable of resulting.
Adequate rehydration is necessary to prevent complications. Rehydration should be
done with orall rehydration fluid taking abundantly and repeatedly and after each
vomiting and watery stool. In addition, a stool analysis is necessary to be sure of
the cause and for appropriate additional treatment.

Best regards and hope this helps.
Dr Achuo
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

It is very difficult to measure the body temperature especially in children with the touch as it is relative and can not give the exact temperature of the body.

I advise you to measure her temperature by using a thermometer by keeping in her axilla.

Monitor her hydration by her activity, urine output, and skin turgor.

Maintain hydration by giving sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte to maintain hydration status.

If the temperature is still low with thermometer, cover the child properly clothes and consult your Pediatrician for further assessment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your daughter is having acute gastroenteritis which is mostly viral in nature and settles in few days.
Dehydration leads to generalized weakness.
Most important is to maintain hydration.
Give oral rehydration solution , coconut water,lemonade,buttermilk,curd,banana,apple puree,rice as to maintain hydration and nutrition.
Give lactobaccilus for 2 to 3 days.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless..
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Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
Would like to know about the age of your daughter? As long her intake is good and she is passing a good amount of urine you can relax.However if she gets dehydrated and doesn't pass urine you might need to take her back to the hospital for fluid therapy.Sometimes if the child is dehydrated they feel cold to touch so please ensure she is drinking good amount of oral fluids especially after every episode of diarrheoa or vomiting.
Take Care.
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