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Had diarrhea. Hurting head, throwing up, burning sensation on leg & stomach. Cause, healing time?

My 4 yr had diarrhea for 2 days, woke up Monday morning complaining that her head hurt. she went to school that day just to be called 5 hrs later to go pick her up because she was throwing up. she threw up on and off for the rest of the day. she also kept complaining on and off that her legs hurt and that they felt like they were on fire. kept her home today and Will do so tomorrow . she still has the headache and is complaining that her stomachs hurts as well as her legs hurting her and them feeling like they are on fire. Why us that? What could be causing this? How long until it goes away?
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for placing your query here.
I can appreciate your concerns.
The boy seems to be suffering from viral gastroenteritis.
Headache,tummy pain & legpains are most likely due to viral infection of the gut.
Can use paracetamol syp in appropriate doses for pains .
Also please make sure he is drinking enough ORS (oral rehydrationg solution).
If not better in 48 hrs or so ,please see a doctor.
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wish him speedy recovery.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Balaji Chinnasami's  Response
Hi dear,
Probably she is suffering from viral diarrhea & vomiting. It can result in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance which could cause leg pain. Keep giving her lots of fluids, tender coconut water, butter milk with salt, water, juices. Try anti emetics for vomiting. If vomiting keeps persisting and no fluids are tolerated then she needs to be shown to a pediatrician. Don't worry it may last for one or two days more. Just keep a watch on her hydration.
Take care. Don't worry she will be fine.
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant Professor - Pediatrics
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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