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Your Child is Vomiting & Has Diarrhea: Yuck

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Vomiting and diarrhea can make your child dehydrated. To prevent further illness, re-hydration is essential.
Air Date: 1/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Your Child is Vomiting & Has Diarrhea: Yuck
For vomiting children, the main risk is water loss, or dehydration; especially if fever causes them to sweat more or they are also losing fluid through diarrhea.

Young children are especially susceptible to dehydration because they are less efficient at conserving water than older children and adults.

In addition, small body size means that it takes less fluid loss to lead to dehydration.

If your child is too sick to drink or listless, or shows signs of progressive dehydration such as dry mouth, fewer tears, or urinates less frequently, seek urgent medical attention. Contact your pediatrician immediately.

Listen in as Dr. Corinn Cross discusses ways to treat dehydration and help get your child back on track.
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