How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Josh Your Own Question
Dr Josh
Dr Josh, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5685
Experience:  Medicine doctor, PGCSD(dermatology)
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Josh is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

5 year old granddaughter is throwing up and hurting in

Customer Question

5 year old granddaughter is throwing up and hurting in stomach. Has been throwing up since Thursday afternoon, per her mother.
JA: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: She started crying with pain about 6:15 tonight. She is vomiting off and on.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: She has allergy's. Nothing that I know about right now
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 9 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

How many times, has she vomited?

Is she passing loose stool?

Is she drowsy?


Waiting for your reply…


Expert:  Dr Josh replied 9 months ago.


Thanks for staying Online. I am posting my answer.

Well, Most likely it is viral flu .

You can try giving her steady, small amounts of clear liquids, such as electrolyte solutions. Other clear liquids -- such as water, ginger ale, or fruit juices will be helpful . keep her hydrated.

If you notice any signs of dehydration , or headache and stiff neck,fever , consult Physician immediately.

If your child is floppy, irritable or less responsive, then she should be immediately taken to ER.

If she gets- dry mouth, crying without producing tears, urinating less or not wetting many nappies, and drowsiness, then she should be immediately seen in ER.

You can try with small sips of oral rehydration solution like Gatorade, PowerAde.

Once vomiting stops, than you can try with bland foods, like bananas, scrambled eggs, toast, rice, applesauce, even something like a frozen waffle may be good.

You should never use over-the-counter or prescription remedies unless they've been specifically prescribed by your pediatrician for your child.

In case, her symptoms doesn't improve in next 12 hours, than please take her to ER.

Hope this helped

If you have any further question then you can ask me.

Please leave positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today
we only get after positive feedback.
Bonus is highly appreciated.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Thank you.

Kind Regards