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Child with severe vomiting. What to do?

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4.5 year boy. He is vomitting since night. Even can not digest water.
Posted Sun, 7 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Tanusree Biswas 12 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

If the vomiting is so severe, it is very important that you visit a physician for immediate care. Prolonged vomiting in a child might cause dehydration if the water and ion replenishment is not done soon. Till you can visit the physician, you can give him sips of ORS ; it can be prepared at home by dissolving sugar in a glass of water with a pinch of salt.

If vomiting is severe and oral medications are not possible, injectable medications may be required to arrest the vomiting.

You must consult a physician for immediate care. I will be happy to answer any follow up queries if you have.

Wishing good health,
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