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What should be done for vomiting caused by long exposure to hot weather?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Feb 2014
Question: My 4year old grandson has been out in 42degree Celsius heat for about 2hrs, he is now vomiting for the 4th time,. He is very sleepy. He is being given lots of fluid. Do we need to take him to hospital. Kind Regards, XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Looks like early dehydration. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to XXXXXXX Please check out for these symptoms - dry mouth/eyes, dry and mildly wrinkled kind of skin, delayed reflexes, taking time to understand verbal communication etc. If any such symptoms are there then take him to hospital. If feeling sleepy looks odd, then his regular routine then this can also be sign of early dehydration. If none of these symptoms are there then continue giving him fluids and he will improve in few hours. Give him fluids with salt and sugar in it.Maintain a cooler environment around him. Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.
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Brief Answer: Looks like early dehydration. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to XXXXXXX Please check out for these symptoms - dry mouth/eyes, dry and mildly wrinkled kind of skin, delayed reflexes, taking time to understand verbal communication etc. If any such symptoms are there then take him to hospital. If feeling sleepy looks odd, then his regular routine then this can also be sign of early dehydration. If none of these symptoms are there then continue giving him fluids and he will improve in few hours. Give him fluids with salt and sugar in it.Maintain a cooler environment around him. Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.