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IV fluids to treat nausea and coughing in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
Doctor :  
User :   My two year old has been vomiting all day. He starts with a cough and then spits everything up after that. I can't get him to keep any kind of fluids down period. I'm worried about dehydration. The E.R told me to just bring him home
User :   try to get him to take fluids, but he won't keep any down.
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   What did the doctor at Er say about the condition
User :   It might be viral they
User :   aren't really sure.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
is he on any medications?
User :   They gave him the pill that prevents vomiting, but it is not working
Doctor :   everything cannot be controlled with drugs

Doctor :  
you try to give small small amount of fluids
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in intervals
Doctor :  
if he rejects that also
Doctor :  
than he may have to be put on IV fluids

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