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I have a 7 yr old daughter that threw up twice in 3 hours.

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I have a 7 yr old daughter that threw up twice in 3 hours. Both times after drinking water. At what point do I take her to the hospital?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No medications. I think it might be food poison
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No medications taken for 7 yr old daughter
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: None
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 days ago.

Hello,

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-

Does she have fever?

Is she drowsy?

Is she passing loose stool?

Did this started after taking meals from outside?

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 days ago.

Dear,

Thanks for staying Online.

I am posting my answer below-

Well, most of vomiting episodes are caused by a viral infection, These infections often don't last long.

Most likely, she has a Viral flu.

However, persistent vomiting can sometimes cause your child to become severe dehydration.

In most cases, you can treat your child safely at home.

Signs of dehydration are-
Dry mouth, sunken eyes, low urine output, lethargic.
If you notice any of these signs, or develops high grade fever, see her doctor immediately.

Also if she have been vomiting blood or having bloody or black bowel movements ,they are not normal, and emergency care should be accessed.

In case, if the symptoms are severe, and doesn't get relieved in next 10-12 hours then you should rush her to ER. Doctor may give her intravenous fluids.

For the time, she should take small sips of clear liquids, such as electrolyte solutions.

Other clear liquids such as water, ginger ale, or fruit juices will be helpful.

She should eat something containing salt, such as crisps or soup.
She should maintain good standards of hygiene .You can give Ready-mixed rehydration sachets (eg Dioralyte, Rehidrat). Try to give in sips.

Keep an eye on her condition, and check with above measures.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 days ago.

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