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Vomiting and Diarrhea are common illnesses among children. When these occur, one of the biggest concerns is keeping the child hydrated. It is normal for children to not want to eat while they do not feel well, but it is important that the child continues to drink some fluids.

Warning signs that your child may be dehydrated include decreased urination (less than three times a day), dry lips and mouth, or sunken eyes.

What you can do at home if your child has vomiting or diarrhea: 

  • Try to wait 1 hour after vomiting to start giving small, frequent sips of clear fluids, for instance Pedialyte, flat Sprite, water or juice.
  • Once child is tolerating fluids, it is OK to try bland foods such as soup, crackers or toast. Start with small amounts to determine if they can be tolerated. 
  • Monitor your child’s urination. 
  • If your child has diarrhea with vomiting, it is even more important to encourage fluid intake.

When to call our office: 

  • If your child is less than 6 months old and has continued vomiting or any of the warning signs above, please call to have the child evaluated as quickly as possible.
  • Before trying further interventions at home such as other medications. 
  • If your child develops any of the signs of dehydration discussed above or is unable to tolerate any fluids. 
  • If vomiting or diarrhea persists for more than 48 hours. 
  • If vomiting or diarrhea is bloody or is associated with other concerning symptoms.

Please do not hesitate to call for an appointment if you have any concerns (318) 212-3900


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urgent Clinic Hours
Saturday - Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am


1811 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 140
Shreveport, LA 71105

(318) 212-3900

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