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Flu-like symptoms, wheezing, loss of appetite, vomiting all fluid given.

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3yr old boy flu like symptoms, also very wheezy. 14kg loss of appetite, has vomitted ALL fluid given.. temp of 34.5
Posted Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 21 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Flu like symptoms with wheezing in a small child is usually due to chest infection as Pneumonitis.If there is associated fever then antibiotics are the main stay of treatment.

The child requires a detailed examination by the Pediatrician to find out the cause of infection and then needs medications to be prescribed.

Meanwhile for symptomatic relief, follow these measures-

1. Avoid dust, excessive humidity, sudden change in temperatures and any known allergen.

2. Whenever symptoms appear,give steam inhalation twice daily - Take hot water in a vessel, put eucalyptus oil in it.See to it that fans/AC are not on during this and after some time also i.e. around 10-15 minutes.

4. Avoid all irritants like perfumes, soot, etc.

5.Use normal saline nasal drops for decongestion which encourages drainage.

6.Use a humidifier in room.

Hope this answers your query.I will be available for follow up query if any.
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