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Suggest treatment for vomiting in a child

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Posted on Fri, 5 May 2017
Question: My 2 year old son was swimming last and and took in some water. Anhr later he threw up a couple times. Then after he fell asleep he woke back up two more times and committed again.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Give some anti-emetic with acid reducing agent

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

Vomiting after ingestion of swimming pool water is a common complaint and can be due to gastritis or some infection.
Although chlorine is used to kill germs but still some germs can be left causing stomach problems. Chlorine itself may also cause stomach upset.
Here I would suggest you to give some anti-emetic like ondensetron and acid reducing agent like omeprazole/lansoprazole to control vomiting.
Give plenty of fluids once the vomit gets controlled to avoid dehydration.Most of the time symptoms subside within a day or two after giving these medicines.
If condition worsens or vomiting persists even after giving these medication, consult a physician for proper evaluation and to consider about the need of antibiotic.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more queries.
Wishing for your child good health.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain

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Brief Answer: Give some anti-emetic with acid reducing agent Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for asking on this platform Vomiting after ingestion of swimming pool water is a common complaint and can be due to gastritis or some infection. Although chlorine is used to kill germs but still some germs can be left causing stomach problems. Chlorine itself may also cause stomach upset. Here I would suggest you to give some anti-emetic like ondensetron and acid reducing agent like omeprazole/lansoprazole to control vomiting. Give plenty of fluids once the vomit gets controlled to avoid dehydration.Most of the time symptoms subside within a day or two after giving these medicines. If condition worsens or vomiting persists even after giving these medication, consult a physician for proper evaluation and to consider about the need of antibiotic. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more queries. Wishing for your child good health. Regards