Dr Hodge's Weekly " What's going around?"
by Natalie Hodge MD FAAP on February 3rd, 2011
Hi Johnette, This week is vomit central. there are rotaviruses ( four major serotypes) and several other " stomache flu" viruses going around. The main prevention is handwashing! Patients present with nausea preceding vomiting which may persist for 12 to 24 hours. I usually educate parents about the world health organizations recommendations for oral rehydration for children. This is time consuming but really works to prevent kids from ending up in the ER for IV fluids. Give 10 cc of oral rehydration solution rehydralyte ( if not readily available can use pedialyte) every 10 minutes or so. I will sometimes tell parents to give the child a break for an hour or so after vomiting, and to hold on actively giving fluids overnight while the child is sleeping. Fluids are really the major concern and it's ok to withold foods altogether until the child is better and feeling hungry. Warning signs regarding vomiting viral illness are longer than 12 hours without urine output, " fruity breath" ( seen in onset of childhood diabetes) abdominal pain not resolved with emesis, or bloody stools.
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