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Suggest remedy for vomiting

Hi my 4yr old has been sick with chills,fever,puking,for 5 days.He has been drinking plenty liquids,always asking for water.Today his fever is gone but still puking up clear liquid with mucus like stuff in it.In between puking he asks for water,eyes look like they are strained from so much vomiting.Lips were chapped but are healing up.I have gave him advil for fever and he seems better for a few hours,then falls a sleep and wakes up vomiting?I m just trying to figure out if this is something i need to get him seen for or is this a stomach flu?thanks
Mon, 4 Apr 2016
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hi,
welcome to this forum.
Can understand your concerns.

Repeated episodes of vomiting for 5 days along with fever can occur in food poisoning, acute gastroentritis, upset stomach.

In food poisoning, there is simultaneous appearance of fever and vomiting. After sometime, the child may develop loose stools.

In acute gastroenteritis both loose tools and vomiting are present. Fever usually accompanies both of them.

In my opinion, your child needs antibiotic like ofloxacin for a period of 3 days. Child should also be given antiemetic drug like ondansetron.

However, since these are prescription medicines, and dosage depends on weight of child. Therefore, a visit to a doctor should be done for starting antibiotics.

Child should be given adequate liquid diet, so that the dehydration does not occur.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health. Take care.
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