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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Colleen | 2005/11/18

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Gatro Problem

My daugter is just over a year. Two weeks ago she had tonsillitis and gastro. She ate nothing for a whole week and drank very little fluid, we managed to keep her out of hospital.
She got better and was eating wonderfully, but this week she has come down with this gastro again. She is refusing to eat and will only drink her goats milk formula in small quanities. She is not vomiting nymore.
I have not taken her back to the Paed because it's a virus and she won't beable to treat it, will she?
How long will this virus last?
Could it be teeth? (she does not sem to have any other teething sysmptoms and I can't see any teeth presenting itself.)
She is completely "lifeless" and justs wants to sleep ll the time.
Please advise soonest.
Thank you

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is not due to teething!
Please take her back to the doctor. Your child's state of hydration must be checked by an expert. I am not happy with your description of her being so listless.

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Posted by: Colleen | 2005/11/18

Thanks for the advise.

I have checked her for dehydration signs and she seems to be ok.
My hubby also had the runs this week, so I am just going to ensure that sh gets lots of fluid and if she is no better tomorrow, I'll take her to the Doc.

Thanks again

Reply to Colleen
Posted by: Mommy | 2005/11/18

I would suggest you take her to the paed asap. By the sound of it she may be dehidrated. Although as a virus it cannot be treated, they can still dehidrate very easily. My little one was hospitalised as a result of gastro.
In some cases it can also be a tummy bacteria which can be treated by antibiotics. The best would be to take her to the paed and let him do the necessary tests and to make sure that she is not dehidrated. Rather safe than sorry is my belief.

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