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Has vomiting, bad odor. Taking prenatal vitamins. What is wrong?

my six year old woke up vomiting last night and has now developed a 102.6 fever . his vomit smells odd. not like normal vomit. the smell reminds me of the smell of feces when i was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins . does the vomit smell indicate a bigger issue than the fever/vomiting to begin with? he is able to keep fluids down long enough to get some benefit from them - an hour or more before he throws them up.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
The boy most likely has tummy bug (viral infection of stomach or gut).
The smell of vomitus is of no significance .
Continue fever meds & freq small sips of liquids.
Vomitings are worrisome only when the colour is coffee ground/dark brown/black or have green tinge. Also if he vomits very frequently & unable to retain anything you shoud see doctor.
Wish him speedy recovery.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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