Aside from diarrhea and vomiting, what are the symptoms of gastroenteritis?

Many. Symptoms include abdominal cramps, poor appetite, fever, headache, irritability and tiredness. Watch out for signs of dehydration- dark urine, decreased urination, dry lips, sunken eyes.
Dehydration. Apart from vomiting and diarrhea, the main concern in children with gastroenteritis is dehydration. Signs of dehydration include decreased urine production (you will notice this if you're changing less wet diapers than usual), dry lips, sunken fontanel in infants, dry skin, crying without tears, and decreased activity level.
Fever,stomach ache. Fever, abdominal pain, sometimes cough and congestion, and rash are not uncommon.

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How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

It can be variable. The diarrhea can last up to 2 wks. The vomiting often lasts 2-3 days. Here is a little on vomiting for you http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=axhkggkon4q. Read more...
It depends on cause. Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. Read more...

Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

Clear liquid diet. It is imortant to keep the infant hydrated and prevent dehydration if he is vomiting. Therefore clear liquid diet is preferred. If the mother is breastfeeding she should stop solid foods and continue breastfeeding frequently. There are no over the counter medication to cure vomiting and diarrhea. Read more...
Yes. Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available. Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up. Read more...

My neighbour's son had diarrhea and vomiting for about 2 weeks. How long will he be contagious for after these symptoms go away?

A "Loose" Link. Diarrhea, in and of itself, is not always related to infection so it is impossible to say whether this individual is or is not contagious. Proper hand washing by a supervising parent should minimize risk of spread within the household and to others outside the home if this were infectious. In most viral cases, your infectious before symptoms start. With bacteria and parasites during and after. Read more...

Are diarrhea and vomiting symptoms of malabsorption? If so, how much will the symptoms last? I believe that my baby doesn't tolerate oatmeal...

Diarrhea. Malabsorption is usually diarrhea. Malabsorption usually means poor weight gain and sick infants. If this is so please go see your pediatrician or GI specialist. If otherwise growing the V&D could be formula intolerance to milk or perhaps soy. Try an elemental formula like nutramagen or alimentum. If you think oatmeal then stop and start it later to see if change helps. See your dr too . Read more...

I've been waking up having diarrhea and vomiting than later fatigue. What is this symptoms of?

Gastroenteritis. A viral gastroenteritis can cause these symptoms, with fatigue representing either electrolyte abnormalities, low blood sugar, and/or lack of sleep. Try to drink plenty of fluids and see your doctor if symptoms persists. Read more...

What are symptoms of current stomach flu going around besides vomiting and diarrhea? What is most effective to feel better

See the sxs. Below. Other sxs. Include low grade fever to begin with, but can get upto 104f; sneezing, coughing, pharyngitis, weakness, fatigue, malaise, anorexia, pneumonia with sob or pleuritic chest pain, nasal discharge, ear infection, prostration, dehydration;etc. Treatment, may include, acyclovir, an antiviral; antibiotics; IV hydration, hand washing; keeping separate towels, covering mouth & future vaccination. Read more...
Gastroenteritis . In general, Viral Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu) symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. Read more...