A 37-year-old female asked:
my 5 yr old son started vomiting at 8:30pm. he's puked 6x since then and the current time is 1:10am. should i be worried? he won't take any water.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
His options are to : try to sip a tablespoon of Pedialyte or flat Ginger-Ale ½ hour after he vomits, slowly increasing to 1 oz. every ½ hour or go to a hospital-based pediatric ER for IV fluids. You didn't mention fever, diarrhea or ingestion of an adult medication or toxin. If he is not urinating, can't tolerate frequent small amounts of clear liquids or appears lethargic, not just listless, take him to an ER.
Answered on Dec 20, 2015
Dr. Dariush Saghafi answered
33 years experience Neurology
Take him to an ER: I wouldn't mess around in a child of his age since dehydration is so easily reached under the circumstances you're describing. Much better for him to be under observation in a hospital with fluid lines going & to get some immediate testing done. I'd advise going to the ER either at Rainbow's or Cleveland Clinic. More questions? Write to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi with status AFTER taking him in.
Answered on Apr 26, 2016
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