How can I treat my baby's diarrhea and vomiting?

Fluids! The whole answer is fluids. There is no medicine that you can obtain (the er has a couple at hand) that stop vomiting. If your child gets gastroenteritis (stomach flu), the only thing you can do is try to keep up with the fluid loss. Sometimes a probiotic like culturelle can replenish bacteria in the gut and help diarrhea "a bit", but if fluid replacement can't keep up, you need to call your doc.
Fluids. You want to replace the loss of fluids. An oral rehydration solution (ors) such as pedialyte provides the appropriate amount of electrolytes. If your child is vomiting a lot, you may give sips of the solution (5-10 ml) every 5-15 minutes. Do not give soda, juice, ginger ale. They are too sweet and will make the diarrhea worse. Avoid fatty and sweet foods as well.

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What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

FLUIDS. The most important thing is hydration. Infants can become dehydrated quickly. Pedialyte is a great fluid to start with. Wait 30-45 minutes after a vomiting episode before introducing small amount (1-2 teaspoons) and wait 10-15 minutes and offer a small amount more. When no longer vomiting increase fluids and introduce solids (bland) small amounts. If still vomiting see your pediatrician.

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.

My baby is a 7mons old and starting to have his 3rd, 4th teeth on the upper his having diarrhea and vomiting what can/can't he eat he take lactose free?

Teething/AGE. Often when teething occurs, the babies are susceptible to getting ill also, i.e. viral gastroenteritis (viral stomach flu) with diarrhea/vomiting. The treatment is clear liquid diet i.e. pedialyte, jello, soup and no milk diet (lactose free). Tylenol can be given every 4 hrs for teething pain. Usually eruption occurs at ~ 10 months on average.

Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Hydrate. Could be a number of things and it is impossible to tell without more information. Because I do not have enough information, I would recommend you see your physician if this continues. In the brief description, it sounds like a some type of intestinal infection, say something like food poisoning. Make sure you stay hydrated. I know this can be hard with nausea, but it is paramount until appt.

Diarrhea and vomiting. What could it be?

Gasteroentritis. Gastroenteritis, usually cause by viral infection or food poisoning and you should take clear diet for 24 hrs then gradually increase to soft diet and regular diet, but if is not improved you should see doctor for IV hydration and blood ans stool test.
Gasroenteritis. You probably have a viral gastroenteritis which usually gets better with proper hydration. You have to make sure you are able to retain some fluid otherwise you will get dehydrated. It canbe treated with some prescription antiemetic. If continue to vomit and cant hold anything go to ER, as you may need IV Therapy. Other possibilities are food poisoning, Bacterial Gastro enteritis. Treated same way.

Green diarrhea and vomiting, what can it be?

You may have a. Viral gastroenteritis. Stool may be green & loose due to rapid transit through the GI tract. For temp > 104; black, tarry, malodorous stool, vomiting blood or sxs not resolving within a week& a half, or symptomatic dehydration - please seek medical attention.

What are probable reasons for continuous diarrhea and vomiting?

Seek med eval. There are many possible reasons for nausea/ vomiting. Please see this extensive list of possible causes of nausea by mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes.