with childhood gastroenteritis what is there a sudden onset of?
sometimes accompanied by vomiting
what is there a risk of?
when does the D and V usually self resolve within?
V- 2-3 days
what presenting symptoms should you consider an alternative diagnosis?
non blanching rash
blood and or mucus in stool
severe or localised abdominal pain
abdominal pain or tenderness
when considering an alternative diagnosis, what are the different temps for different ages?
≥38 in a child <3 months
≥39 in a child ≥3 months
what age are you looking for a bulging fontanelle in?
what is the management for gastroenteritis?
encourage fluid intake
convey to hospital due to risk of dehydration