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A 40-year-old female asked:

my son had croup 2 days ago. my daughter today has a high fever, no coughing, but she vomitted once. could it be the same virus or is it totally different. will i have both a gastro and parainfluenza going through our home?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Could be any: Chances are that your daughter has contracted one of the several viruses circulating in your home. Identification of which one is likely unnecessary as treatment is supportive in nearly all viral infections (maintain hydration, treat discomfort, rest, etc.
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely same virus.: Likely same virus. Type unknown until specific testing. Treat with plenty of fluids and acetaminophen. See physician if fever does not improve, vomiting persists or otherwise not improving. Hope that helps.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Same virus: same virus
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Likely same virus: Most probably it is the same virus infection in both the children. Only one vomit does not suggest another infection .Your daughter may start coughing later on .Coughing ,diarrhea and vomiting and fever are the common symptoms in respiratory viral infections .Watch your daughter for her symptoms and talk to your doctor .

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