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I have a four year old boy that has always had frequent colds. We recently found out that he has allergies as well, which he is currently being treated for. Tonight he has fever between 99 - 102. He has swollen throat with red spots on throat and tongue. He is also vomitting.
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How many times did he vomit?

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Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.

Without further information from you, I am writing the answer.

There is likely to be an infection in the throat.

Viral or bacterial infection can be there.

In high fever, there can be vomiting.

Infection can also cause it.

In case of frequent vomiting he can develop dehydration.

Please watch his urine output.

In dehydration it can decrease.

He needs an examination by doctor.

He can need a few tests like throat swab, blood count.

Please try to give oral rehydration solution like pedialyte, equalyte in sips.

In this way he can tolerate fluid & prevent dehydration.

Tylenol can be given for fever.

If you have any further query, please feel free to ask.

Warm regards.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Sorry to delay the answers to your questions. He has vomited 3 times in the last six hours. He has not had a bowel movement today yet and urine output is minimal. No difficuty breathing. The only medicine so far has been Tylenol and Chloraseptic for the pain wben swallowing. His throat hurts so badly to swallow it is difficult to get him to drink. It seems the glands in his throat are swollen as well. Pending your hresponse I will start him on pedialyte.

Thank you for the input.
Please try to push pedialyte as his urine output is minimal.
Start with small amount.
Tylenol is good.
It will take care of pain in the throat.
Please keep him at rest.
Mono needs to be ruled out.
I would suggest to consult doctor to have an examination in the morning.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

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You are always welcome.
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I understand your situation.
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Wish your son's early recovery.
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Thanks again, you are wonderful. May God bless.

Wish your son's early recovery.
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