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My son has had diarrhea and vomiting on and off for 6 days. No fever, can only keep down water, hungry! virus or something else?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
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In brief: GI problems

Often, with prolonged gastro-intestnal problems, the culprit is often not viral but bacterial in nature.
There is also the possibility of an underlying problem (appendicitis). Since children have less fluid and electrolyte reserves than adults, prolonged nausea/vomiting can quickly lead to dehydration. It is important to get your child to the pediatrician for accurate diagnosis/treatment.

In brief: GI problems

Often, with prolonged gastro-intestnal problems, the culprit is often not viral but bacterial in nature.
There is also the possibility of an underlying problem (appendicitis). Since children have less fluid and electrolyte reserves than adults, prolonged nausea/vomiting can quickly lead to dehydration. It is important to get your child to the pediatrician for accurate diagnosis/treatment.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Vomiting/Diarrhea

While the likely cause is viral, after 6 days he should be seen by his physician.

In brief: Vomiting/Diarrhea

While the likely cause is viral, after 6 days he should be seen by his physician.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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