my daughter is sick

United States
December 28, 2007 8:50am CST
I am a first time mom and have a 9 month old daughter. she has puked twice the other day and once last night after giving her a bottle. she has also had runny diapers for the past 2 days. i took her temp this morning and it was 98.3. think it is just teeth? ive been giving her pedialite today and she has kept it down so far.
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
29 Dec 07
It could be teeth. I'm trying to remember when their "stomach teeth" usually come in and i think it's around that time. It will make them sick to their stomachs and cause runny diapers and spitting up. My daughter went through the same thing. There are some things like at walmart or walgreen's for babies that is called Little Tummies. It's supposed to sooth the nausea or what ever. I would also contact a pharmiscist and ask them if there is anything other than pedialite that you can give her for her runny diapers. It will pass though and if she's not running a temp then that is probably what it is, even though they can run one at night with it. keep us posted and I'll be praying for her. God bless
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• United States
11 Jan 08
stomach teeth? ive never even heard of that before. wierd
• United States
11 Jan 08
I hadn't either with my first child, but after three children i firmly believe that it is true. There are two teeth that come in, usually one right after the other, that effects their stomachs causing them to have diarrehea and to spit up. That's why they call them stomach teeth, because it truly does effect their stomachs.
• United States
29 Dec 07
My 17 month old son was sick a few months back, really runny diaper and 102.1 temperature, but he still played and acted okay. After three days I called his doctor, she said wait a few more days if it is not better to bring him in, and I swear the next day he was all better. I gave him pedialite and lots of water. Gatorade is also good because it has electrolights, and replenishes the body. Dehydration is the biggest thing, give her plenty of fluids like you are and she will be fine in no time. Teething could be part of it, but to me it sounds like your little girl, has a little bit of the flu. I hope she gets better soon.
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• United States
29 Dec 07
yea i called her doctor today after she was eating dinner (stage 3 speggetti) and she puked it up. the doctor said it sounds like she has the stomach flu. said to give her simple foods like pears, applesauce, rice cearel. stuff like that.
@nicolecab (923)
• United States
28 Dec 07
It sound like the rota virus. I would try to give her alot of pedialite and just plain water. Also if you go get the clear pedialite you can replace the water in bottles with it that is what I do with my son when he throwing up and has runny diapers. It always stops with in the day. Good Luck and I hope the little one starts feeling better soon.
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@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
11 Jan 08
God I hope it's not that. my son had it and I felt so helpless seeing him in the hospital. That was a realy hard time for me.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Dec 07
The vomiting and loose diapers might be a sign of a food allergy if there are no other symptoms like a fever. Has she tried any new foods this week? My daughter is 11 months old and she sometimes has a loose diaper or two after trying a new food that does not agree with he. If it continues I would call the doctor, but chances are there is nothing a doctor can do for her, but they may have some suggestions on how to make her more comfortable. I hope she feels better soon. I hate it when babies are sick.
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• United States
28 Dec 07
no she hasnt had any new foods
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
28 Dec 07
If her diapers are still runny, you should try to stay away from dairy for as long as you can. Give her lots of water, pedialite, applejuice, ect. Babies tend to get sick a lot in the winter months as they are just building up immunities. Especially if they are around other people who are sick. Keep and eye on her temperature, and if she does get a fever, i would give her some tempra and if it persists for more then a day, take her to see a doctor :) Hope she is feeling better soon :)
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• United States
9 Jan 08
it is so hard when babies are sick but i heard that there are 3 different flus going around it might be that but listen to sissygrl.. lots of water,pedialite but i am pretty sure that the applejuice might give her more of the runny diapers
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@fanji008 (782)
• China
29 Dec 07
Hi,there! Sorry to hear that your daughter is sick.Well,I think kids are pretty weak at this time so you'd better pay more attention and be more careful to her.If the situation still doesn't turn good,then it's better to go to the doctor's.Don't waste the time.I'm sick now too and my throat just hurts badly.I just wish your daughter good luck and I hope both of us will get well soon! Best regards! Have a nice day and don't be too worried!
• China
29 Dec 07
it is really not easy to have a baby and as i know,when just have the baby to get milk, be better not to let her lie down at once,otherwise the milk will be vomitted.Carry her unright and give her tender slap.
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• India
28 Dec 07
It may be the teeth or it may be a virus. My daughter has it last month, she puked many times in the night and once the puking stopped the runny diapers started, she had a couple of those too the next day. We took her to the doctor and were told it was a common virus affecting babies these season. No medicine was however needed. We kept her on pedialite and gave her mild bland food for a few days. We didn't give her milk for a week and that seemed to make her better faster.
• United States
28 Dec 07
Doctors (at least most of them) will say that it isn't her teeth. I however think that it could be. It is good that you are re hydrating her and without a temp I wouldn't be horribly concerned. But it is always a good idea keeping an eye on how she is feeling by how she is acting. I remember the first time my son threw up, he was about seven months old, it was horrible!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I do not know what it is, but I've got ideas. Keep her hydrated and watch the fever. Keep taking temperatures at regular intervals. Try a cold cloth or pack but don't have it on excessively(try it more for comfort) You can also try a cooler bath if the fever starts getting to higher areas. As said, stay on the known diet, don't introduce anything new.
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