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What is the treatment for vomiting and fever?

Hello, My daughter is 5 yrs old yesterday morning around 5 am she woke me up saying her stomach was hurting my youngest daughter 2 yrs old was sick had some kinda stomach virus that included vomiting, fever, no appetites a cold the usual stuff it comes with so I assumed my 5 yr old got it as well she s having the same symptoms she keeps complaining about her stomach hurting bad, her arms hurting, itchy throat so I think she s meaning sore throat, she has a cough too the stomach pains come & go she ll be fine for awhile then all the sudden she s crying hurting again my youngest daughter wasn t completely feeling the way she does I ve been doing research to see what I could be I ve seen it could be a stomafluch flu the doctor office is closed today I know they say it has to play itself out I just wanna help her could you give me any advice of what it possibly could be & what I could do to help if I can.?
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
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Hi...This looks like viral induced vomiting and diarrhea and pharyngitis.
Fever of few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually rather than fever, what is more important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about duration if the kid is active.
Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (maximum ceiling dose of 500mg) every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
Meftal-P contains Mefenamic acid which is a NSAID. It carries the risk of gastritis and renal problems in the long run. Please do not use Meftal-P.
Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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What is the treatment for vomiting and fever?

Hi...This looks like viral induced vomiting and diarrhea and pharyngitis. Fever of few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually rather than fever, what is more important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably viral illness and it doesn t require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about duration if the kid is active. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (maximum ceiling dose of 500mg) every 4-6th hourly that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol. Meftal-P contains Mefenamic acid which is a NSAID. It carries the risk of gastritis and renal problems in the long run. Please do not use Meftal-P. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,