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Child with severe vomiting, not eating. Can I give gravol?

My 5 year old daughter has been vomiting since this morning. She hasn't eaten since about lunch yesterday, so it's more dry heaves that anything. No fever, nor diarrhea, or any other problems. can I give her some childrens gravol to help her keep at least some fluids down? She has tried having a few sips of Ginger Ale, but it came back up within 30 seconds.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.

Your child is having acute gastritis which could be viral in nature and settles in few days.

Avoid gravol(dimenhydrinate)which is given in motion sickness.

Give domperidone in prescribed dosage if vomiting continues.

Give fluids sip by sip ,you can give coconut water,lemonade .vegetable soup.

Watch for features of dehydration like lethargy,deceased urine output.

In case symptoms persist get her evaluated by pediatrician for further management.

Wishing your child early recovery.

God bless.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Your child is having viral gastroenteritis, which causes sever vomiting.
you should check his dehydration and give her lots of fluids (OHS).
Juices of ginger,apple and carrot are good.
Do not give any thing to eat just after vomiting, wait for an hour then give soft diet.
You can give Gravol but it is usually given in motion sickness and should be avoided in asthmatic and allergic patients. You may also use promethazine 1 mg/kg/dose 4 to 6 times in a day as needed.
If symptoms persist then visit paediatrician for further management.
Hope it helps.
Take care!
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