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I suspect my 14 year old daughter has caught a stomach bug

I suspect my 14 year old daughter has caught a stomach bug that's going around. She has been throwing up for almost 3 hours and cannot stop.Is this normal or should I take her to the er?

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My two-month old was recently diagnosed with acid reflux,

My two-month old was recently diagnosed with acid reflux, which keeps him crying most of the day. The doctor said to try a small dose of Mylanta. That seemed to work for a couple days, but now he just spits it up and it doesn't seem to be helping anyway. Is there something else we can try?

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My son is 11 years old. He has had diarrhea the last several

My son is 11 years old. He has had diarrhea the last several days. It's starting to get better, less frequent, less watery , less severe.It has changed, however, to a very odd shade of green. It doesn't look anywhere similar to the color of mucus. It's almost a sea foamy, sagey color.What's up wth that?

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My 14 year old son woke up at 6:30 am this morning vomiting.

My 14 year old son woke up at 6:30 am this morning vomiting. He vomited several times an hour until around 9:00 am and had 2 bouts of diarrhea. He hasn't vomited or had diarrhea for almost 3 hours. I started giving him small sips of powerade after no vomiting every 15 minutes. I've done this before and I'm pretty sure he is getting over it. No fever involved.My question is that we are supposed to be going out of town for Christmas. How long should we wait until he is no longer contagious? Some websites say 2 weeks.

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I have a question about my 8 yr old son...Would you know

I have a question about my 8 yr old son...Would you know what the potential reasons may be for a child to run a relatively high fever for 3 days with no other symptoms?

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My son has bronchiolitis and now has a rash all over his

My son has bronchiolitis and now has a rash all over his body.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes, we seen a doctor. He's on amoxicillin for a ear infection. We do the albuterol treatments as wellJA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?Customer: He was diagnosed a week ago but when we followed up with his normal pediatrician, he said he couldn't tell he had a ear infectionJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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Is there anything that doctors typically give children ( age

Is there anything that doctors typically give young children ( age of 1 in this scenario) for the stomach flu ?My employee called in sick the last few days as she said her and her baby girl has the stomach flu. She said she took her child to the doctor today and the doctor said that her baby has the stomach flu and prescribed antibiotics. I am not a doctor but in biology 101 I learned that a flu means a virus and no antibiotic will help a virus or am I wrong? I feel like maybe I am being lied to and my employee maybe just wanted a day off or two? Or maybe 3? She is out of days off as of today as she and her family have had the stomach flu 4 times this year but maybe that is normal for families with babies? I do not have kids so want to give her the benefit of the doubt. Do doctors give one year old babies antibiotics for the stomach flu ( she said it was in order to keep the fever down and the child hydrated which makes no sense to me again). Maybe the doctor prescribed something other than an antibiotic and she is just confused? What do you normal do with children who have the stomach flu who are only about one years old. I just do not want to jump to conclusions until I know the facts. Thank you

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My 6 year old started vomiting on Thursday evening (2 days

My 6 year old started vomiting on Thursday evening (2 days ago) and it lasted threw the night. She finally stopped about 8 hours after she started. She didn't have much of an appetite on Friday and then woke up yesterday feeling pretty good. I was working all day so I wasn't able to monitor her eating but my husband said she didn't have any sugar. Now she just woke me up complaining of her tummy hurting again. Hasn't vomited yet.Could this be the same virus?She doesn't have a fever and has never ran one this whole time.She did vomit and have bad stomach pains right after Halloween when she ate a bunch of candy.She has always had a really sensitive stomach but lately it seems to happen more often.

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My 8 month old has vomited tonight. She seemed ok before

HiMy 8 month old has vomited tonight. She seemed ok before bed. Tried to put her to sleep but she wouldn't go to sleep so we got back up for an hour. She was playing fine with the occasional dry cough like something was tickling her throat. I ended up putting her nack to bed and within 20 minutes she had vomited alot and coughed as it came out. It smelt like vomit not just baby spit up.I don't know if this is a virus or i have her half of a hard boiled egg at dinner time and the yolk was mixed with a homemade mayonnaise. She has been having egg pies with no issues the last few days though. No other food was out of the ordinary for her.I can also hear her stomach gurgling now as she is asleep.

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