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what do i do for a 10 year old stomach flu ?

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Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
? Really stomach flu: The safest bet is to worry your child has something more significant than the "stomach flu." be especially concerned if your child refuses to eat or drink, has fever over 101.5, abdominal pain with tenderness, lethargy. Its particularly important early on to rule out bacterial infections, appendicitis, crohn's disease, gallbladder disease, peptic ulceration, enteritis. Get your child checked now.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.

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Last updated Oct 27, 2018

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