Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
163 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What is the remedy for vomiting problem with winter vomiting bug in my child?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Rajaram KG

Orthopaedic Surgeon

default
Posted on Sat, 11 Jan 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi My 5 year old has been vomiting over the past 2 1/5 weeks, not every day but about 4 times now. She did have the winter vomiting bug, as did we all. She has been well for the most part but other than gas has no symptoms leading up to the vomitting, which smells ver strong of yeast
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rajaram KG 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Kindly send in the requested medical data.... Detailed Answer: Hi, Before running into conclusions, I'd like to have more of medical data of your daughter: - is she vomiting after coughing? - or is she vomiting after eating? if yes, how long after having foods? - besides feeling gas, is she feeling constipated? or is she having other bowel problems recently? - is she having runny nose or fever during this time? - does the vomit occur at night or during the day? - could you please indicate the quantity of vomiting? Meanwhile, I'd suggest to: - keep good hygiene - ask her to eat slowly, do not rush and small portions - ask her to drink more water - give her otc probiotics and o.r.s. Looking forward to have the requested medical data of your daughter to assist her further! Thank you, Dr.Bardha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rajaram KG 9 hours later
Thank you for reply - is she vomiting after coughing? No - or is she vomiting after eating? if yes, how long after having foods?, no real pattern, I would say mainly vomitting at night, which would be about 4 hours after last eating. - besides feeling gas, is she feeling constipated? or is she having other bowel problems recently? She has had intermittent dirohea. - is she having runny nose or fever during this time? Slight fever, 37.8. When she was first sick she did get to 39 but it responded to ibuprofen and paracetamol - does the vomit occur at night or during the day? Has happened in the morning but mostly at night. - could you please indicate the quantity of vomiting? Last nights was everything she ate during the day, it was quite plain to see. The morning vomit was not a huge amount But always a very strong smell of yeast
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rajaram KG 6 hours later
Brief Answer: Please refer to the following suggestions... Detailed Answer: Hi again, Thank you for providing the requested data. If the winter bug was recent, (before 3 weeks); the intermittent vomiting your daughter is having could be partially related to its effect. She needs more time to get well again. Fungal infection of the GI tract could be a reason, especially when your child has had a previous course of antibiotics. However, you should do the culture of oral swab and stool for candida to rule it out. Vomiting at night could be related to reflux especially if she doesn't use any pillow when sleeping. Another cause could be the foods you give to your daughter. Give her small portions, avoid heavy meals or processed foods. Keep good hygiene when giving her foods. Once you have the results of the requested tests, can forward to me to assist you further! For the time being, I'd suggest to only take care of hygiene and foods she eats. All the best! Dr.Bardha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Fungal infection

doctor1 MD

My groin area has become extremely painful in the last 2 day. I think it is some type of fungal infection. It hurts to walk and sit. When I towel...

doctor1 MD

Ive been to the er twice, because I can't afford a doctor. I've had this really itchy rash on my right leg upper thigh and on my groin area. Now my...

doctor1 MD

i m having problem of UTI and fungal infection both. since april i ve taken so many antibiotics. now my gynae advise me to take ornidazole 500 OD,...

doctor1 MD

my 6 year old daughter is having problems making to the bathroom and is as she is on her way to the bathroom, she can t hold it and leaks some...

doctor1 MD

My daughter is overseas and has asked about a rash she has developed: First one, now two, salmon-colored slightly raised patches of approximately 2...

doctor1 MD

My ESR Test Result: 30mm/hr in 1st hour and 2nd hour 60mm/hr why it’s come like can you please explain. Last 2 weeks on word i ma getting itching...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, The inner skin of my thighs are becoming black and with small hard pimples . Please advise some medications as one of the pimple is...