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My son is 3 years old and he woke up this morning throwing up and having constant diarea he wont eat anything yet what can I do to help him ?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
13 doctors agree
In brief: Focus on fluids
Find an interesting fluid source;electrolyte solution, diluted jello mix(don't refrigerate) etc.
& encourage sips all day. More than an ounce at a time may come back up, but work on gradually increasing the volume. As long as he's making pee every 6-8 hrs you have time for his tummy & gut to settle. Applesauce & pasta noodles are good semisolids to try as he improves. If getting sicker see ur dr.

In brief: Focus on fluids
Find an interesting fluid source;electrolyte solution, diluted jello mix(don't refrigerate) etc.
& encourage sips all day. More than an ounce at a time may come back up, but work on gradually increasing the volume. As long as he's making pee every 6-8 hrs you have time for his tummy & gut to settle. Applesauce & pasta noodles are good semisolids to try as he improves. If getting sicker see ur dr.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possible dehydration
Any child with vomiting and/or diarrhea, you get concerned about dehydration.
First sign of dehydration is decreased urine ouput. If urine output is still the same, i suggest give small quantities of drinks like pedialytel/popscicles, say start with a teaspoon. If your child tolerates, then increase as tolerated. If urine output has decreased or doesnt tolerate then see your pediatricianl/er.

In brief: Possible dehydration
Any child with vomiting and/or diarrhea, you get concerned about dehydration.
First sign of dehydration is decreased urine ouput. If urine output is still the same, i suggest give small quantities of drinks like pedialytel/popscicles, say start with a teaspoon. If your child tolerates, then increase as tolerated. If urine output has decreased or doesnt tolerate then see your pediatricianl/er.
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
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