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My 3 yr old son is sick help!

he's throwing up and has diarrhea. What's the best thing for that?

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Asked by janeq123 at 11:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • There is something called the "brat" diet; it is bananas,rice, apple sauce and toast.

    Is he running a fever too?

    Answer by Radarma at 11:39 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • fluids, patience and a large bucket.


    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:41 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • let it all out! comfort him. this is yucky sorry mama!
    put him on the toilet and have a bucket for him too.
    a cold compress on the forehead might feel nice.
    do not try to stop it with medicine. the body is getting rid of something that is not supposed to be there.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:41 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My daughter had something like that for a day but the crappy part was we both had it at the same time. I ended up putting a blanket down because she refused to throw up in the bucket and its easy to wash a blanket.

    good luck. it will be a long night.

    Answer by Smiley001 at 12:08 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • These things usually run their course without any major complications. Sips of water and bland foods are the best treatments. Don't give medications to stop the diarrhea or vomiting unless directed to do so by a doctor. The body needs to get rid of the germs it has picked up.


    Answer by cleanaturalady at 9:07 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • giving lots of fluids so he doesn't dehidrate. gatorade or water are the best.

    Answer by sodapple at 1:33 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • BRAT Bananas Rice Applesause Toast


    Answer by sstepph at 2:58 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • lots of fluids, lots of hugs, lots of patience.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 6:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Fluids Fluids Fluids. You can give pedialite too if he isn't eating, and if he doesn't feel like eating something- DON'T push it. Anything light on the stomach is good. Start with plain crackers to see how long he can keep food down before moving on to something heavier.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:41 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Radarma is correct. First, let it all come out though. There's no point in having him eat if it's just going to come right back out, but in a much grosser way.

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:24 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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