Vomiting in children
Signs and Symptoms
Vomiting in children is sometimes accompanied by one of the following:
1. Abdominal cramps or pain.
3. Fever, weakness, and fatigue.
4. Loss of appetite.
What to do now
If you think your child might have severe food poisoning or chemical poisoning:
1. Trained specialists can help you determine the possible source and whether your baby needs a medical treatment.
If your child have mild vomiting and diarrhea:
1. Don’t give your baby antinausea or antidiarrhea medication for 24 hours after his or her symptoms develop, unless a doctor recommends it. Vomiting and diarrhea are the body’s way of expelling whatever irritant or infectious agent may be causing the problem. (Medication may be necessary for children, who become dehydrated more quickly.)
2. Once your child can keep fluid in his or her stomach, drink clear liquids for about the next 12 hours. Then, for a full day, eat bland foods-such as rice, baked potatoes, and clear soups – if your stomach can tolerate them.
3. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest until symptoms are gone. Because your child can lose lots of fluid from repeated vomiting. Dehydration is a potential danger, especially in children. Symptoms include dry mouth, sticky saliva, dizziness or weakness or weakness, dark yellow urine, and sometimes excessive thirst.
4. If your child cannot keep liquids down and are becoming severely dehydrated, you will need to take him or her to a hospital for intravenous fluid replacement.