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Has vomiting, dehydration, belly button area pain, nausea, fever. Why?

My five year old grandson started vomiting Saturday night at 9 pm and continued every hour he could not keep even pedi stylite or water down , he became dehydrated so was put on Iv fluids and did cat scan of abdominal area cause he was complaining his belly button area hurt. He was released with a diagnoses of just dehydration yesterday . Today he still is complaining if stomach pain and still has a low grade fever with no interst in eating , nausea comes and goes.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your grandson seems to have gastritis mostly of a viral reason.

You can give an antiemetic like ondansetron in prescribed dosage every 8th hourly to control the vomitings and nausea.

For gastritis you can continue antacids like lansoprazole after prescription.

And the mainstay of treatment is to maintain hydration of the child with giving sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte, coconut water, and lemon water.

Monitor his hydration status by activity, urine output, and skin turgor.

For fever give Tylenol as advised.

If the problem persist consult Pediatrician for re evaluation and for treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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