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What causes diarrhea and vomiting in a child?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: My daughter is 2 and we are at the lake she was fine Sunday when we went on the water, woke up Sunday night and threw up at couple of times and Monday had diarrhea she just woke up throwing up but its very thick almost like foam? I know she did get some lake water in her mouth just worried it could be from that?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Don't worry ...it could be viral diarrhea

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.
It seems your kid is having acute watery diarrhea probably due to some water ingestion from the lake. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry. These signify dehydration and obstruction.

I suggest you use zinc supplements & ORS. In addition, I would start syrup ondansetron 0.15mg/kg/dose thrice a day 30minutes before feeds to make sure she doesn't vomit. You can discuss with her treating doctor. He/she can help you with a prescription.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,

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What causes diarrhea and vomiting in a child?

Brief Answer: Don't worry ...it could be viral diarrhea Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. It seems your kid is having acute watery diarrhea probably due to some water ingestion from the lake. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry. These signify dehydration and obstruction. I suggest you use zinc supplements & ORS. In addition, I would start syrup ondansetron 0.15mg/kg/dose thrice a day 30minutes before feeds to make sure she doesn't vomit. You can discuss with her treating doctor. He/she can help you with a prescription. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,