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Fever, Flu, Vomiting?
October 9, 2012
It’s that time of year when many parents find themselves with a sick child at home. Often, when your child experiences any fever, flu and/or vomiting symptoms, you can care for him or her at home without seeing a doctor. See the information below about treating your child's symptoms. Remember that you should always trust your instincts when deciding if your child needs to see a doctor.
If your child looks flushed and feels hot and sweaty to the touch, they likely have a fever – but what should you do next?
See what temperatures classify as fevers, what causes the fever and when you should call your doctor.
Learn more about fevers and how to properly take your child’s temperature.
If your child is sick, get the facts on the seasonal flu from our extensive flu information section, including:
It can be very alarming when your child is vomiting and has trouble keeping food down. The most common cause of vomiting in children is a stomach infection caused by a stomach virus or the stomach flu; less commonly, it could be a sign of a larger problem.
Get home care advice for dealing with a vomiting child and learn the difference between mild, moderate and severe vomiting and when you may need to contact your physician.
Get more instructions on what to give your child if they are vomiting in order to prevent dehydration and more.
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