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What causes sudden vomiting in sleep?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jun 2014
Question: Hi my 1.5 yrs old baby boy was ok till morning , he had one XXXXXXX as his breakfast today and went to sleeping,,, but suddenly during his sleep he started vomiting and he did it for atleast 6 to 8 times we consulted our doctor on phone and given him Ondem syrup his weight is 9.3 kg.. can you tell me what happened suddenly why is it happening is that only vomiting or do I need to do some other precautions, can we give food after vomit he has not taken anything ....
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It could be a prodrome of diarrhea

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

It seems your kid might start to have loose stools. This is the usual course of events...it starts with diarrhea and then loose stools start and then everything will gradually get better.

Even loose stools start, unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry.

Unless there is blood in the motion there is no need for antibiotics or cultures. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhea. I suggest you use zinc supplements & ORS if losses tools start. In such situations rehydration of body fluids is the most important thing to be done.

For vomiting you can use Syrup Ondanisetron 0.15mg/kg/dose thrice a day, 30minutes before feeds (Syrup ONDEM 2ml thrice a day for 2 days only if vomiting is there, 30minutes before food).

You can give him his normal diet after vomiting also...no problem.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,

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What causes sudden vomiting in sleep?

Brief Answer: It could be a prodrome of diarrhea Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. It seems your kid might start to have loose stools. This is the usual course of events...it starts with diarrhea and then loose stools start and then everything will gradually get better. Even loose stools start, unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry. Unless there is blood in the motion there is no need for antibiotics or cultures. Antibiotics might worsen if unnecessarily used causing antibiotic associated diarrhea. I suggest you use zinc supplements & ORS if losses tools start. In such situations rehydration of body fluids is the most important thing to be done. For vomiting you can use Syrup Ondanisetron 0.15mg/kg/dose thrice a day, 30minutes before feeds (Syrup ONDEM 2ml thrice a day for 2 days only if vomiting is there, 30minutes before food). You can give him his normal diet after vomiting also...no problem. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,