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my daughter 6 years old has the flu. she cant eat or drink anything throwing up and having the go the the bathroom she cant keep anything down and he is having hight fever WHAT DO I DO?? PLEASE HELP!!

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amymooney

Asked by amymooney at 3:06 PM on Jan. 24, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • TAKE HER TO THE DOCTOR

    and stop shouting. Poor kid feels bad enough as it is.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:08 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Pedialyte, popsicles, water, gatorade. Main thing is to keep her hydrated, followed by medicine, then food.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:08 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • ER if it has been going on for a couple days straight. I would worry about dehydration.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 3:11 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Get fever all suppositories, she won't have to swallow Tylenol. Try a tepid bath to help ease fever. Offer her small sips of pedialyte or Gatorade. No chugging, just enough to get mouth wet.
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 3:18 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • oh ffs
    AnonNdrag

    Answer by AnonNdrag at 3:20 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • What they said
    Also,that's not the flu,it's a stomach virus
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:20 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Pedialyte, sugar free Popsicle's, water, Gatorade ONLY if diluted by half water.... remember sugar will make diarrhea worse... NO JOKE!!! If you are in doubt CALL YOUR DOCTOR!!!.

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:25 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Motrin and try to get small amounts of water or pedialite into her. Just a spoonful at as time. A cool washcloth on her head.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:28 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • It's not the flu. The flu is a respiratory illness.

    This is probably the stomach flu or it could be strep.

    Call your doctor.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

  • Keep her cool so that the fever does not rise. Give her clear liquids (water, tea, plain warm cup of chicken broth with a little salt if she likes). No solid foods for the rest of the day. She needs to flush out her system first. A little pepto or ginger tea/ginger ale can help settle her stomach. If it doesn't get better at all, take her to an urgent care center. They're usually open 7 days a week and you can just drop in. I think CVS Minute Clinics are about $75 per visit.
    hellokittykat

    Answer by hellokittykat at 4:14 PM on Jan. 24, 2013

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