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4/12 year old with stomach flu

It's day 3 of what we think is a stomach flu.
My little one first complained with tummy aches. Soon after he started vomiting. Vomiting stopped after about 13 hours. For the next 36 hours he only drank water, coconut water and herbal teas. Had diarrhea (only once so far) But would still complain with tummy aches and that he feels like vomiting from time to time. He had a bit of temperature and was resting all the time.
Last night he felt like eating something. We tried plain melba toast (only had a few tiny bites), tried plain porridge (about 2 teaspoons)... This morning, after drinking some coconut water he vomited again.
I gave him pulsatilla 30C for the last 2 days (3 doses all together) as he's very clingy, needs constant company and reassurance. Can be very irritable and demanding, then very loving and sweet.
Any suggestions?
Also any thoughts on freshly squeezed juices to help his system?
  sigita on 2010-02-19
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It is not easy, to determining the medicine your child should receive. In fact, I think it is best to not give anything. The body's defense system is able to deal with this on it´s own. One should be careful not to give homeopathic medicine in this case, because it is important for the body to fight this disease without any form of assistance. This allows the body's defense system remembers again this a second time, and then in a better position to tackle this.
It is important to drink water, food not so important, but chicken soup can be good. About 1 to 3 days this will be over.
Should it, however, not be better, I think Arcenicum Album 30C is the right medicine, but please wait and observe first.

Juice? I think is not so good, contains a lot of fiber that is not good when you have diarrhea and vomiting. He does not need better stool now? Clean water is good, important to maintain fluid balance.
If He likes to drink water in small sips, it's a good sign of Arsenicum Alb.

Yours Parakletos
Good luck!
(Feel free to give a Raport about your son in a couple of days.)
Parakletos. 8 years ago

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