Stomach bugs occur in children year-round. Cases do tend to spike in the spring and summer months, when the viruses that typically cause these illnesses are more prevalent.
The most common symptoms of a stomach bug in a child is vomiting and diarrhea. Stomach bugs in children typically get better on their own but care must be used to make sure your child stays well hydrated. The best oral rehydration solution commonly available is Pedialyte (or generic equivalent). The easiest way to gauge how your child is doing on fluids is to look at how often the child urinates in a 24 hour period. Infants should have no less than 5-6 wet diapers in a 24h period. Older children should urinate no less than 2-3 times in a 24 hour period.
At Brave Care, we have the ability to place an IV and deliver IV hydration. We also stock ondansetron (Zofran) which is an anti-vomiting medicine for children. We also have plenty of Pedialyte to use for our patients. If you need help, walk in, call, or schedule appointment. We're here for you!