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My son has flu like sytoms whats the best thing to do he

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my son has flu like sytoms whats the best thing to do he cant hold nothing down
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to and thanks for your question .
What is his age?
Associated fever, stomach cramps , diarrhea?
Is vomiting persistent ?
Since how long has he been suffering from ?
Is he taking any medication?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

age is 15 all the diarrhea and vomiting low fever stomach cramps 12hours long so far no


Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 years ago.
As you describe diarrhea , stomach cramps , vomiting ,fever are suggestive of Viral gastroenteritis in his case.

Most of the viral infection subside by their own in few days.
The main line of treatment include
Drink plenty of water and Oral rehydration solution(Gatorade)
Take metamucil
Eat a bland easy to digest food.
Take plenty of rest.
Eat a bland easy to digest food and BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast)
Take OTC Imodium in case of severe diarrhea.
Take OTC Meclizine in case of severe nausea as well.

As he is not keeping liquid down then he may require IV fluids and Injectable anti emetic medication so consult your nearby doctor for further evaluation and management.
I hope this helps.