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Rehydration for ds

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ks Tue 01-Mar-05 10:50:08

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blossom2 Tue 01-Mar-05 10:52:00

i think thats a great idea for him to get rehydrated because then he wont be tempted to drink too much at once, and then vomit it up again.

DD had that problem - would get really thirsty but drank too much too soon and vomit it up again. I'll keep in mind the ice cubes next time.

ks Tue 01-Mar-05 16:43:20

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ks Tue 01-Mar-05 16:49:18

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bundle Tue 01-Mar-05 16:51:40

you can alternate calpol and baby nurofen (ie one dose every 4 hours, but give something every 2 hrs) as the temp does sound pretty high. is he stripped off? i would want to see someone if it stayed that high for a few hours. keep in phone touch with your out of hrs gp.

LIZS Tue 01-Mar-05 16:52:02

Has he got a sore throat too ? - headache and temperature could indicate a strep throat, if so, and he may well be sick with it.

Prufrock Tue 01-Mar-05 16:54:06

How are you measuring temp? Those forhead things can overstate it.
As long as he's not floppy I'd be OK about a high temp - it's the bodies way of killing the vomiting bugs.
Sucking ice cubes is good (try freezing orange juice to get Vit C in him as well) YOu could also see if he facies a lukewarm bath to try to keep the temp down

bundle Tue 01-Mar-05 16:55:40

freezing individual satsuma segments quite nice too. prufrock, how's the ear?

Prufrock Tue 01-Mar-05 16:57:59

Fine - he's finished the AB's and really didn't seem to have any more problems after it had burst. But after 3 days free of snotty nose he started with yet another viral snotty infection yesterday...... Thanks for asking.

ks Tue 01-Mar-05 16:59:02

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Carameli Wed 02-Mar-05 08:48:10

I would also try dioraltye. I used when dd was 13mnths and had an awful stomach bug. We ended up in A&E and they recommended using this through a syringe, just tiny tiny amounts at first and building it up.

It certainly made a difference and now I make sure I have some in the house.

Fibe Wed 02-Mar-05 09:57:20

KS - how is he today? Hope your DS is back to normal.

If not, when my DS had bad vomiting/poo thing - didn't eat/drink for 7 days. A&E peadiatrician told us:

1. no ribena unless there is nothing else (it does not have salts, which they need for rehydration);

2. as Carameli has said, use rehydrating solution which will be a glucose electrolyte oral powder which you can buy over the counter from Boots;

3. give 10 ml in a syringe ever 10 minutes until they stop vomiting/diareha

4. give panadol/calpol/paracetamol suppositories for infants (I know it sounds awful, but they are the BEST things for getting the high fever down - so easy, and so fast) - can also buy over the counter at chemist

5. if all that fails, call your GP

Let us know how you both are.

All the best

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