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5yo with recurring stomach pains, sickness and diaarehoa

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somersetsoul Sat 06-Jun-15 10:37:27

This is the 4th time in about 7 months that this has happened and this time it the worst.

She was sick and diarrhoea on Wednesday night through to Thursday morning. She bounced back and had some toast and crisps, slept for 2 hours and was sick again with bad stomach pains.

Yesterday her tummy was hurting all morning so I took to a nurse who said it looks like a virus. Her temp is slightly up and she has keytones in her urning so needs to eat.

She had a milkshake, piece of cheese and yogurt yesterday evening. I know dairy is a big no when someone is ill but it was the only thing she will eat. More diarrhoea and sickness through the night. She has just had some milk which has made her tummy hurt again.

I literally cant get her to eat or drink anything else.

Last week she had hives all over her shoulder blades which spread. One nurse said it was the start of chicken pox, a doctor said it was eczma. This has virtually gone now since she was ill.

Any thoughts or experience with this? We tested her for celiac which was negative. Could it be diabetes as it keeps coming back? Is it worth another trip to the walk in today? It could be gastroenteritis but no one else in the house is ill.

Pancakeflipper Sat 06-Jun-15 22:08:47

It could be viral. You could look at tonics/probiotics to boost her immune system?

I would be looking at a possible food intolerance. I'd start by keeping a food diary. Personally I'd try removing all dairy products first for at least 3 weeks (they reckon it takes 20 days to be out of the body's system).

Hope she gets better soon or you get to the bottom of it quickly.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 06-Jun-15 22:11:59

First guess would be an allergy or intolerence. milk and soya being the most likely candidates although could be anything.

I'd start a food diary. see if there is any link. between what she's eaten and severity of symptoms.

I'm. Sure I've also read on here about a non coeliac gluten intolerence. gluten may still be the problem even though coeliac is not diagnosed.

TheseSoles Sat 06-Jun-15 22:12:11

Did they check for appendicitis? You can have a few 'grumbling' appendix episodes before a bigger need to take it out incident.

somersetsoul Mon 08-Jun-15 20:31:48

Thanks for you replies. It seems it is a viral bug. My eldest and I have both been ill now. Dd2 is still having tummy pains on and off but not as bad as it was.

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