sick 11 year old

Kara Marie - posted on 09/14/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 11 year old son has been vomiting for 10 hours & also has diarrhea. We did try a tiny bit of chicken broth but he threw that up right away. Hes very pale & lethargic. What can I do?

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Gena - posted on 09/15/2014

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Definatly take him to the doctor asap. I had salmonella,and needed antibiotic. They should check whats causing the vomiting and diarrhea. And most of all give him enough liquid that he doesnt dehydrate! Get some powerade or something with electrolyte to drink.

Carolina - posted on 09/14/2014

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Oh no!

Call the nurse hotline/after hours and ask them.

That has happened to me twice, once was alcohol poisoning (I was 22), doubt you kid has that. The other was due to E. Coli. That seems more feasible for a kid to get.

Check for fever then call the doc. Have all the symptoms written down and when the last time he threw up/diarrhea-d.

Good luck. Stay calm and keep him as comfortable as possible until you know what's going on.

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