my poor DD (2 1/2 year old) has been been vomiting non stop since morning. just took her to G.P & he put it down to a virus & has given paracetamol...
I'm not a big believer in giving kids antibiotics but surely knowing there is a winter vomiting bug going round he could have given her anti biotics!!! she is not eating/drinking anything.... I'm getting really worried
anyone got any tips on how to make her drink something....
but if it's a virus antibiotics won't do anything...
Let her rest and take it easy. A day with less food won't hurt her in the long run, and if she still has the bug it's best that her tummy is empty. Her body is sending her the right signals.
Little sips of water often are best. Can you get some diaoralite (spelling?) or other similar drink from the chemists that she can sip? (can someone else get out and fetch it for you, as not only is it not easy going out with a sick kid but you want to reduce the chances of infecting others if you can)
Surprised the GP didn't give you rehydration drink advice, but apart from that, yes antibiotics are no use. I have contacted the GP once about a vomiting bug and that was over the phone so we didn't infect everyone and was purely to discuss at what point I needed to think about hospital for intravenous rehydration (no liquids had been kept down for 12 hours and was getting worried).
These things are the body getting rid of something that's bad for it and just need to be ridden out.
wow u guys really know how to put down someone who is already feeling out of sorts with a sick child.... the last time my child did this she chocked on her vomit, went blue/purple in the face & had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as she stopped breathing.... so I'm sorry if me being concerned seems over the top to u all
I didn't just take her to the Dr Willy nilly I rang NHS Direct first & followed their advise... I then contacted the G.P when they opened by phone & was told to bring her along to the surgery. I told the G.P she has been vomiting since 6 am so he was well aware of that fact!!!
thanku to those who suggested the rehydration... I do infact have dioralyte at home & have tried to get her to drink this but of course in her state she simply won't