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My child has a mild fever and doesn't want to eat or drink anything. If she tries to eat she just throws it up. What should I do?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Has to drink

Kids who don't feel well don't eat well.
They make up for it the day they feel better, so don't worry about that. The drinking is more significant. A child who has fever, doesn't drink, and is vomiting is at risk for dehydration. Give small sips of liquid, maybe as small as a teaspoon, every few minutes. Even if he vomits, the body will absorb some. If it continues, see your doctor.

In brief: Has to drink

Kids who don't feel well don't eat well.
They make up for it the day they feel better, so don't worry about that. The drinking is more significant. A child who has fever, doesn't drink, and is vomiting is at risk for dehydration. Give small sips of liquid, maybe as small as a teaspoon, every few minutes. Even if he vomits, the body will absorb some. If it continues, see your doctor.
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Dr. James Glauber
You should contact your child's doctor if this is happening for more than a few hours.
Dr. Roberto Estrada
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hydration

First you has to focus on one (1) objective: make you baby drink as much as he or she can use dropper, syringe or anything that help you reach your goal divide your child weight by 2 and then multiply that number by 10 that will be the amount of fluid you will give your child in four hours if your baby do not urinate in that period of time , it will require a pediatric consultation.

In brief: Hydration

First you has to focus on one (1) objective: make you baby drink as much as he or she can use dropper, syringe or anything that help you reach your goal divide your child weight by 2 and then multiply that number by 10 that will be the amount of fluid you will give your child in four hours if your baby do not urinate in that period of time , it will require a pediatric consultation.
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