Hi, my 2 yr old had influenza last month and lost 2 pounds. Immediately he got affected with stomach flu from a week. He lost a pound now and still didnt get any better. Ped asked to give him ondasetron twice everyday. He is sleeping mostly and eating nothing at all. He is just 25.5 lb now. I am getting very worried. He became very thin. I am crying everyday. Its so hard to see him so. He had vomitings initially. After i started giving ondasetron, he is not vomiting but had diarrhea. Now he has normal stools 2-3 times everyday. Its is the 8th day. Still not eating and loosing weight very fast. Plz help.
Understand your concern. As he recovers completely, his appetite will improve and he will gain weight. These viruses over time adapt, that means they develop new strains to fight the medications and immune mechanisms to survive. Besides it depends on one’s immunity also. If it is good the person may not develop the infection and even if he develops it may be mild. If the immunity is relatively less then he is likely to easily contact the infection and may have more symptoms. If the infection has affected the digestive tract it is usually carried via food/water through an infected carrier.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.