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Small child having abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea. Prescribed zofran, tylenol. Cure for symptoms?

My 7 yr old has been ill for--we are starting our 4th day. She has had abdominal pain , vomiting and diarrhea , and temp 100.5 during the 1st 24-36hrs. Saw a ped, started zofran. Has not vomited or had diarrhea for 24-36 hrs, but has had higher temps 101.5 and. Continues to have pain in abdomen in umbilical area. Just recently was awakened with the pain. Last had Tylenol n zofran 6 hrs ago.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems to have gastroenteritis due to a virus or a bacteria.

Continue the medication as prescribed by your Pediatrician.

The mainstay of treatment is to maintain hydration by giving sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte.

Monitor hydration by her urine output, activity, skin turgor, and moisture of tongue and oral cavity.

The pain in abdomen is due to increased intestinal motility due to infection and the pain will subside once the infection subsides.

You can add probiotic like lactobacillus or saccharomyces after consulting your Pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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