Hi and thanks for the query,
constitutes a febrile gastroenteritis
, which requires an evaluation and appropriate treatment for two main reasons. Firstly, because the child can get dehydrated and secondly because the infection could lead to sepsis and septic shock
if left uncontrolled.
I suggest you start by giving oral rehydration salt even before you meet the physician. Causes could range from simple Rotavirus
infections and other viruses to bacterial infections. A clinical evaluation, blood and stool tests are sufficient to give a diagnostic orientation and management plan.
Starting with rehydration salts and analgesics for temperature lowering could be appropriate while you wait to see your physician.
Hope this helps,
Best regards, Luchuo, MD.