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Congestion, mild fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Should I consult a doctor?

My daughter has been sick since last week Thursday. Congestion, mild fever. Moderate diarrhea started a few days ago. She now has a very LOW temp(95.4), and has been up vomitting and having diarrhea all night. She has a metabolic condition that affects her energy chain, and tends to have breakdowns when she is sick and putting out alot like she currently is. At what point should I take her to the ER?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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hi,
thank you for your query.

Your daughter is suffering from the flu.In children, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain are common part of the flu.
I would advise her to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of liquids,avoid aspirin as it can lead to Reye's syndrome.
Since influenza is caused by a virus, antibiotics have no effect on the infection;and the infection generally subsides on its own in 3-4 days time

i would advise you to consult a doctor if the symptoms dont subside even after after 3 days of starting of the symptoms.as your daughter already has a metabolic condition.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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