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Our 8 year daughter has been vomiting and has diarreah for

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Our 8 year daughter has been vomiting and has diarreah for almost 14 hours. Basically just the dry heaves after the 1st 2 initial vomitting but the dry heaves were coming every half hour for a couple of hours and then every hour or two. At 4 am was her last one. So we gave her some 7 up and asked for water, gave her a little water. She fell back asleep on the couch around 8:30 am today but woke up at 9 am and all the water and 7up came right back up and she had to run to the bathroom and it poured out her from the other end. Her skin is very pale and her eyes are sunken and shallow looking. We're concerned she can't hold anything down, so do we try pedialyte, or is it best to take her to urgent care or ER? Thank you
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.

Have you tried giving her anything since she woke up this morning?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes we gave her some 7up and a little bit of water.
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Did she keep it down or did it come back up?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
She slept for around 20 minutes, then woke up and it all came pouring out of her.
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
I see, it did come back up...I misunderstood your initial explanation.

I would take her in for evaluation given your description of how she looks and the fact that she is still vomiting and having diarrhea.
An urgent care would be fine if you call ahead and make sure that they give IV fluids to children.
If they do not, take her to the ER.

I hope that she feels better soon...I know how miserable it is for everyone.

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