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MY SONS BEEN THROWING UP 8 TIMES SINCE 11PM LAST NIGHT HE IS 5 YRS OLD AND HAS RUNNIMG GREEN POOP. I JUST GAVE HIM RITZ CRACKERS AND A LIL WATER I was thinkning the gogurt he had yesterday about 630 might have been bad. no fever a little cough

By Anonymous November 5, 2011 - 8:14am
 
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Hi Anonymous,

Since it's stomach flu season (also known as viral gastroenteritis) it could either be the go-gurt that you gave him or he may be coming on with a stomach flu, unfortunately. How is he this morning? If nothing else, Keep him as hydrated as possible with Gatorade or Pedialyte (you can dilute the gatorade with water a bit since it's loaded with sugar).

Symptoms of the stomach flu include:

 

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Symptoms of Food Poisioning are pretty much the same as a stomach flu. 

 

If he is experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, seek medical attention.

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Try the following to make him feel more comfortable:

 

  • Let your stomach settle. Stop eating solid foods for a few hours.
  • Try sucking on ice chips or taking small sips of water. You might also try drinking clear soda, such as 7UP or Sprite; clear broths; or noncaffeinated sports drinks, such as Gatorade. Drink plenty of liquid every day, taking small, frequent sips.
  • Ease back into eating. Gradually begin to eat bland, easy-to-digest foods such as soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas, rice and chicken. Stop eating if your nausea returns.
  • Avoid certain foods and substances until you feel better. These include dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and fatty or highly seasoned foods.
  • Get plenty of rest. The illness and dehydration may have made you weak and tired.
  • Be cautious with medications. Use medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) sparingly, if at all. They can make your stomach more upset. Use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) cautiously, for it sometimes can cause liver toxicity, especially in children.

http://www.empowher.com/condition/stomach-flu

Please keep me updated,

 

Rosa

November 5, 2011 - 12:30pm
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