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Experiencing vomiting, fever, diarrhea. Keeping hydrated. Tylenol not helped, temples swollen. Infection?

hello, my name is sherry. my husband David an i have five children an a virus has hit our family. it started last friday with our daughter aaliyah an by now lil sherry, adraina, marcelino, nevaeh an my husband are all experiencing vomiting , diareah, an fever . I ve been trying to keep everyone hydrated, they have not been interested in eating much an fever reduce has been keeping their temps in control... for the most part we are doing okay. however the store brand tylenol or motrin has not done as well with aaliyahs fever so we had a doc visit an she has a sins infection so she is now on antibiotics . my son marcelino temples on both sides have suddenly became large an swollen, could it be an infection?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
thanks for posting your query.
You and your family is most likely suffering from acute viral gastroenteritis with involvement of upper respiratory tract infection and partial effect on liver causing loss of appetite.
These viral infections has life span of 3-4 days during which symptoms are present and may persist even after effective treatment.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist and should go for thorough check up.
You and your family should take complete antibiotic course, antispasmodics and probiotics.
Appetite will recovers once the infection gets controlled.
Maintain your hydration.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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