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Child having red and blotchy cheeks, body warm to touch, stomach pain followed by vomiting and diarrhea. What could be the cause?

I have a 6 yr old little girl. Saturday I noticed her cheeks were very red and blotchy, but there were no raised bumps like a typical rash . She had similar red marks just above her elbows on the back of her arms, but nowhere else on her body. She is warm to touch, but thermometer isn t reading a fever . Today (3 days after I first noticed rash), camp called for me to come get her b/c her stomach hurt. She cried for about 10 min when I picked her up b/c her stomach was aching, but she didn t have to throw-up or use restroom at that time. 7 hrs later she is asleep, barely had eaten dinner, and throws up in her bed, and has diarrea simultaneously. I had thought about slap cheek, but the vomiting is throwing me.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have a Viral Gastroenteritis.
Oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, coconut water to be give sip by sip in equal amounts of the losses in loose stool and vomiting to prevent dehydration.
For vomitings to control, give an antiemetic like ondanstron in prescribed dosage.
Monitor her hydration status, urine output and skin turgor.
Consult your Pediatrician for examination and management.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child is having rashes and gastroenteritis which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to settle.
I suggest you to maintain proper hydration.give her oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stools.coconut water,lemonade,curd.rice porridge. banana.
Give lactobacillus for 3 to 4 days and zinc for 14 days.
in case symptoms persist get her evaluated by pediatrician.
Wishing your child good health.
God bless,
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