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What Do Persistent Vomiting In A Child Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 2 Dec 2016
Question: My 7 year old has been vomiting for two days, he has no fever but cold hands and feet.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
ORS is the mainstay of treatment

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. It seems that your child is having an episode of gastritis. You need to give Lanzol Junior (lansoprazole) once before breakfast. You also need to give antiemetics like ondansetron when required. You need to be patient as the episodes may recur from time to time in the next few days. ORS (oral rehydration solution) would be the mainstay of treatment. The cold hands and feet indicate that the circulating volume is less and needs to be supplemented.

Let me know if I could help further.

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What Do Persistent Vomiting In A Child Indicate?

Brief Answer: ORS is the mainstay of treatment Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. It seems that your child is having an episode of gastritis. You need to give Lanzol Junior (lansoprazole) once before breakfast. You also need to give antiemetics like ondansetron when required. You need to be patient as the episodes may recur from time to time in the next few days. ORS (oral rehydration solution) would be the mainstay of treatment. The cold hands and feet indicate that the circulating volume is less and needs to be supplemented. Let me know if I could help further. Regards