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Child having vomiting, weight loss. What is the treatment?

may granddaughter has been vomitting nightly only for the past 5 days. she does not have a fever and is taking fluids well and urinating fine. She has lost weight. the pediatrician said she is fine. She started out 5 days ago with gi symptoms and it was attributed to drinking water from the splash pad and putting her mouth on the fence area at a local petting zoo.
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query.
Your granddaughter looks like having gastritis due to some contamination.
You can give ondansetron in prescribed dosage to control the vomiting.
Maintaining hydration is important.
Give sips of oral rehydration fluids to prevent dehydration.
Monitor hydration by her activity, urine output, and skin turgor.
If vomitind are persisting, child is dull or dehydrated consult the Pediatrician for the examination and specific treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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