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Tummy bug doesn't need a dr right?

(6 Posts)
ASorcererIsAWizardSquared Mon 03-Aug-15 11:57:37

I'm only asking because DH is getting concerned as DD hasn't really eaten for 3 days now (today is day 4)

It started friday with diarrhoea and not eating, and a temp she seemed to perk up saturday morning, ate lunch with no problems then threw up every where saturday night just before bed, but slept through, yesterday she was lethargic, had a nap, didnt eat all day other than a couple of biscuits and a quarter of a slice of toast (keeping her hydrated though).

She went to bed, and had two bouts of diarrhoea over night, and was sick again about 1am this morning. This morning she's eaten a quarter of toast and a cookie, is complaining of a headache, tummy ache and has a temp.

Now i'm not concerned, i'm just treating it like a tummy bug, they always seem to get her for a few days when she gets them, so have told DH to lay off the dairy (he gave her icecream yesterday afternoon while i had a nap, so i think that might have caused last nights issues) and that we just need to keep her fluids up and let her eat what she wants within reason.

I'm doing the right thing right? DH wants me to call the dr, but i dont think its necessary.

SoupDragon Mon 03-Aug-15 12:04:10

You could phone th doctor for advice, which is what I did with DD recently as she's had a hacking cough for 3 weeks but no other symptoms. I wanted reassurance that I was right not to be worried and wasn't simply being a crap parent.

I think I would be concerned if there had been no improvement in a tummy bug in 4 days but I wouldn't want to take them to a doctors surgery. Phone advice on how to handle it may be sufficient.

Eternalsunshines Mon 03-Aug-15 12:04:26

It can take over a week to get over a tummy bug ime, main thing is to keep fluids up & as long as no blood in her poo I wouldn't call the doctor.

SoupDragon Mon 03-Aug-15 12:05:41

Dry Cheerios are a staple Tummy Bug food in our house. bland and inoffensive with a hit of sugar for energy.

ASorcererIsAWizardSquared Mon 03-Aug-15 12:08:00

i tried that Soup, she didnt want them! smile

SoupDragon Mon 03-Aug-15 12:11:34

I am harsh - it's all I'll let them have until they've managed to eat them without feeling sick within an hour or so smile

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