Has the patient had diarrhea for more than 48 hours?
Is the patient becoming dehydrated?
ACTIVITIES: Decrease activity until vomiting, diarrhea, and fever are gone. You do not have to stay in bed if you feel like being up.
MEDICATIONS: Most patients will not need medications for vomiting or diarrhea. Tylenol or Ibuprofen may be taken for fever, but do not take any other medicines (even simple ones you buy without a prescription) without telling your doctor.
DIET: Take at least a teaspoonful of clear liquids every minute to prevent dehydration. Infants and small children should be given Pedialyte or Ricelyte.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. The temperature is over 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. You see no improvement after 24 hours.
3. There is a seizure (convulsion).
4. You have trouble breathing.
5. You see blood in bowel movement.
6. Signs of dehydration occur: Dry mouth, tearless or sunken eyes, little or no urine.
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