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Child have vomiting, diarrhea and diaper rash. Giving gatorade. Refuses to eat. What to do?

My 2 year old son came down with vomiting, diarrhea & there's a chemical smell coming from his breath & yellowish watery stools. I'm giving him 1 1/2 teaspoons of gatorade every 10 minutes. He has a massive, painfull diaper rash now as well. Any advice would be appreciated. He refuses to eat, he is very thirsty, but if I let him drink too much liquid, he vomits within 5 minutes.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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The most important thing right now would be to get your son rid of his vomiting. A proper anti-emetic (drugs against vomiting) should help. You should consult a pediatrician for proper prescription. If still it is difficult to establish a good intake and your child develops dehydration he may need fluids via injections. Watch out for his urine output. It should not be decreased. Most common cause for diarrhea in young children is viral and so it is not advised to start antibiotics but i suggest you consult your pediatrician so that he can rule out any bacterial infection (usually suggested by blood or mucous in stool along with fever). A stool examination will also help.
I suggest you use standard Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for treating his diarrhea.
Hope that helps. God bless you
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