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Child with runny nose and temperature. Should i go to doctor?

My 2 yr old daughter has over 101temp on and off for 3 days. In the beginning there was vomiting . She still has diarrhea . She is drinking lots of fluid and is urinating regularly. She hasn t eat a whole lot but she is eating. Coughing. & runny nose too. Should I take her to the ER tonight or should I wait until morning or take her at all?
Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query,
your daughter is having gastroenteritis with respiratory infection which is usually viral in nature.
i suggest you to continue paracetamol for fever every 6 hourly till temperature is above 100F,give oral dehydration fluid sip by sip after each loose stool.give warm water,give coconut water,banana.boiled potato.u can also give lactobaccilus sachet for 2 to 3 days,
In case symptoms do not improve take her to pediatrician.
Your daughter will be fine.
God bless
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
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As your child is having Gastroenteritis, give oral rehydrating solutions to prevent dehydration. Nothing to worry as your child is taking plenty of oral fluids and urine output is adequate. Try ti give soft diet to maintain nutrition. Consult your Pediatrician in the morning and seek proper medical treatment.
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Child with runny nose and temperature. Should i go to doctor?

Hi, Thanks for your query, your daughter is having gastroenteritis with respiratory infection which is usually viral in nature. i suggest you to continue paracetamol for fever every 6 hourly till temperature is above 100F,give oral dehydration fluid sip by sip after each loose stool.give warm water,give coconut water,banana.boiled potato.u can also give lactobaccilus sachet for 2 to 3 days, In case symptoms do not improve take her to pediatrician. Your daughter will be fine. God bless