Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jocelyn | 2011-09-12



My 2 year old boy has gastro. His tummy is extremely loose, he was vomiting, but this has stopped. He is drinking liquids, but not eating at all. What to do... Its not like the usual. No fever, and only vomited twice.

Expert's Reply



The most important thing you need to do now is to make sure that your little son does not lose too much fluid and body salts as a result of his gastro.Give him frequent drinks of Rehidarat solution. This should be done as often as he will drink. As long as he takes fluid he should be alright and will not become dehydrated. Give him grated apple to eat as well as bananas if you can persuade him to eat.This illness usually lasts a day or two and then your son should start eating again.

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Posted by: Jocelyn | 2011-09-12

Thank you so much Doc. Really appreciated.

His teacher says he ate solids today, but now his tummy running and its green. Is this something to worry about?

Kindest regards,

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