Child fell down from bed and vomited twice. Is it normal? - Online Doctor Chats
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I have a question related to my 2 years old Baby Boy.
who has vomited twice after he fell down from the bed while he was sleeping in the morning today.
In fact last month also he fell down from the bed but while playing and he vomited once.
after that he was normal and active.
Did he lose consciousness after the fall?
What was the height of fall (from what height did he fall)?
first time it was 4 feets( last month)
today it was about 2 feets.
Did anybody see when he fell?
yes i saw him as soon as i hear the noise. He started crying but then he was all right.
Let me brief you
There are 2 concerns now.
2. What was the reason for fall?
Before I answer your main query, that is about vomiting
I want put your attention to the second question, the reason for fall.
the reason in my opinion, he first time he was playing in a spring mattress and he fell down while playing.
today, he fell down while sleeping on a sofa.
first time he was okay. since he vomited twice today we are worried.
Generally the fall may have occured due to some unknown factor like a slip while playing / turning around while sleeping
a patient can fall from the bed without any provocation.
This needs to be considered.
The vomiting after the fall may be associated with interal injuries to the head secondary to the fall - though clinically based on what you say is unlikely.
So in simple terms, though everything now - he is active and playing - seems normal;
I am concerned because of the fall (unknown reason) and the recurring episode of vomiting.
A scan of the brain with or without EEG can help us rule out serious problem.
Have you followed?
Do you have any other query?
generally these types of vomiting is non-stop or what?
because the baby used to have food in the morning but today he had milk. will it help us to find out better reason.
sorry i am little concerned hence i am asking this question.
Vomiting following fall / intracranial injuries occur due to increased pressure inside the skull (known as intracranial pressure).
And vomiting stops as the pressure reduces.
This may take a few weeks.
We had given him electrol powder and there was no vomiting for mins. But later he vomited very lightly and last 3 hours ther is no vomiting he is sleeping now.
But since you gave history of fall, considering this in the back ground I would want you to rule out head injury by scans.
I understand what you say XXXXXXX
it is most likely that he is normal
and all the vomiting is probably related to gastrointestinal problems - indigestion or irritation
let me do the scan in the evening and come back to you if anything else required.
However since he had a fall yesterday and started vomiting repeatedly,
thanks for the timely chat. thanks again.
it is good that we get a scan and rule out serious problem.
If the scan is normal, then all is fine.
He should not have any problem.
sure. i hope for that.
Hope it is clear to you.
Do you have any other query?
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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