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Hello and thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is ill. It sounds like she has a mild case of gastroenteritis. This is usually caused by a virus such as Rotavirus (in season now) or Norwalk virus. Most cases present with vomiting and or diarrhea. Symptoms typically resolve within 2 to 5 days depending on the severity of symptoms.
The most important thing is making sure she stays well hydrated. I would encourage her to drink fluids that have some electrolytes such as Gatorade or clear soda such as 7-up or Sprite. If she is interested in eating, she will feel better the more she eats. It sometimes helps to avoid dairy or lactose containing foods until the symptoms resolve.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX what I suspect. I am a CCRN but I am limited when it comes to treating kids.
No problem. Hopefully she will feel better in a few days. If by some chance your daughter still has loose stools after 7 days, she should see her pediatrician and have some stool testing done.
Will do, appreciate the consult Doc! This is a great tool. Thanks again, it is reassuring to hear from an expert.
Your very welcome!