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What do I do for a 10 year old stomach flu ?

What do I do for a 10 year old stomach flu ?

? 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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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What should I feed 12 year old with stomach flu?

What should I feed 12 year old with stomach flu?

Fluids: Until vomiting has ceased then high protein, high fiber, low carb diet in tolerable amounts until the diarrhea subsides. (chicken, turkey, eggs, whole grain toast, ). ...Read more

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What to feed my 12 year old who has the stomach flu?

What to feed my 12 year old who has the stomach flu?

The runs: If your child has the stomach flu, you should start with small amounts of gatorade. Once he/she is able to tolerate fluids, you can slowly advance to a bland diet, i.e. Banana, rice, applesauce, and toast/crackers. Try to stay away from dairy products. You can also give him/her a product called florastor which helps to restore the natural bacteria in the stomach/intestine. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has had the stomach flu this week and is now experiencing sensation in her cheeks. Help?

My 5 year old has had the stomach flu this week and is now experiencing sensation in her cheeks. Help?

Not typical: Stomach flu typically does not cause sensory problems though act of vomiting can cause flushing. If the sensation continues, see your pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Me and 3 year old son just caught the stomach flu, what can I do to make this go away faster, and keep it from spreading?

Me and 3 year old son just caught the stomach flu, what can I do to make this go away faster, and keep it from spreading?

Good hygiene : Stomach "flu" is most commonly caused by a virus. Viruses are spread by saliva and respiratory droplets. Good handwashing, and not sharing germs are the keys to prevention of the virus. Unfortunately there is no cure. Treatment is supportive with nausea meds and fluids as tolerated. Be careful to watch for dehydration and always best to see your doc to make sure it's nothing more. ...Read more

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How can you tell when a 4 year old child has the stomach flu or the dreaded appendicitis?

How can you tell when a 4 year old child has the stomach flu or the dreaded appendicitis?

You cannot: If you suspect that a 4 yr old may have appendicitis they should be examined by a doctor. If they are having abdominal pain, the abdomen is tender, they are vomiting, cannot lie still, then these are suggestive symptoms that an exam would be beneficial. ...Read more

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My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

When he wakes up : in the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

1-2 weeks: With a stomach flu or gastroenteritis, the nervous impulses to the gut can be mixed up. Flow though the tract can be irregular causing cramping and sometimes delayed emptying of the stomach. Night-only vomiting is usually related to poor flow and overfilling of the stomach. This limited vomiting does not usually lead to dehydration. Call dr if the vomiting worsens, is pine green or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more