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Child started vomiting, have mild fever and diarrhea. Is there any risk of flu infection?

My two year old has been vomitting and then second day diahrea and today the third day of this he threw up again twice and hes getting dehydrated so i gave him gatorade and now his tummy is distended and hes running a slight fever again. Is destention from flu virus ?? Im jus so worried abt him mayb hes getting too dehydrated and i shuld bring him to ER?? I dont know what to do??
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Since you say his tummy is getting distended- its better that you take him to ER.

His hydration status needs to be assessed, his bowel sounds should be listened to and then treated accordingly.

If doctor feels his tummy is fine, he will give you medications for his vomiting and will advise you how to maintain his hydration.
If dehydration is severe, tummy is not fine, he might need to be hospitalized.

So its better to take him to ER before conclusions.
Wish your son a speedy recovery.
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