Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
142 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Infant with severe vomiting, discolored stools. Could this be due to cold?

Hi there, My 13 months baby has been vomiting for couple times since last 7 hours before he went to bed. He s been throwing up and then fell asleep and repeat the same thing over and over again. No fever . And just now he had sour smelling stools with black flecks. It smells really awful. He s been on formula since new born and has been talking it well. I suspect that is because of he caught a cold today when I brought him to the zoo. It was cold and windy. I couldn t think of any reason else that cause him all these. I m in china now. . I really dont know what to do beside giving him water but he s still throwing them out! Please help, what should I do now.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics ,  
Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Your child seems to have gastroenteritis. Mostly of a viral cause.
The mainstay of treatment is to maintain adequate hydration of the child.
First I advise you to control his vomitings by giving an anti emetic like ondansetron or domperidone in prescribed dosage.
Give him sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte, coconut water, and lemon water to prevent dehydration.
Monitor his hydration by his urine output, skin turgor, and activity.
Probiotic like lactobacillus or Saccharomyces can be added after doctor prescription.
Consult Pediatrician as early as possible to get your child assessed the hydration status and for the treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My wife and I went to dinner last night. About four hours later she started vomiting with watery stool. She stated that the vomit had an extreme...

Recent questions on  Pedialyte

doctor1 MD

my son was having cold for quite a while so the doctor placed him on augmentin but he was also having fever while on the medication so they...

doctor1 MD

Hi, my 10 month old baby threw up once on Friday. It looked as if she threw up her formula milk. Yesterday, she didn t throw up but she did have...

doctor1 MD

my 4 year old had vomitting and diahorrea this morning i gave him 1 tsp sulfatrim ,1 tsp gravinate and 4 ounces pedialyte. he went to bed vomitted...

doctor1 MD

My 15 month old son was vomited 6 times in the span of 12 hours two nights ago. I took him to the emergency room and they told me he had stomach...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, My daughter is approx. 1 year old. We are planning a trip with her this month. Would like to know the medicines which we should keep for...

doctor1 MD

My brother has a partial bowel obstruction. We are trying to avoid the ER but am not sure what to do for him besides pedialyte and clear liquids....

doctor1 MD

My son is a roofer, and has been cramping, last week he had one day of heat exhaustion . What can he do to prevent this ?