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Child diagnosed with asthma. On breathing treatment. Has diarrhea and vomiting. Suggestions?

Hi my name is Annie. My daughter had been sick with a flu a few ago and a few days ago she had a fever I took her to her doctor they think she has asthma . Gave me a breathing treatment. Today she has diarrhoea more than 5times yellow and smells bad and vomited twice what is it and what should I do she s refusing to eat all day
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

thanks for writing to health care magic.

in your child with diarrhea and vomiting you should first look for dehydration.

the following are the signs of dehydration

dry mouth
sunken eyes
decreased skin elasticity... when pinched it does not go back quickly
decreased passage of urine

normally we rehydrate the child with ORS or IV fluids depending on the clinical scenario

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Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Annie,
Thank you for your query,
Your child is having gastroenteritis which may be due to a virus or a bacteria.
For vomitings you can give an antiemetic like ondansetron in prescribed dosage.
Give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, coconut water, and lemon water to prevent dehydration.
Monitor her hydration by urine output, skin turgor, and tongue moisture.
Consult your Pediatrician for the assessment and further treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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