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What are the symptoms of a child being dehydrated? Has been vomiting all night. A few tablespoons in diaper of diahrea.

What are the symptoms of a child being dehydrated? Has been vomiting all night. A few tablespoons in diaper of diahrea.

You: You should call your child's doctor if you see any signs of dehydration. These signs are:

- dry mouth
-few or no tears when crying
-excessive fussiness
-fewer than 3-4 wet diapers/day
-no urination in 6-8 hours
-sunken soft spot
-dry, wrinkled or doughy skin
-appears weak or limp
-decreased alertness or increased sleepiness
-rapid breathing or fast heart rate. ...Read more

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My child has been vomiting once a day, in mornings only. This has been going on for 5 days. There is no headache. The only other symptom is low grade fever of 99. I am fearful of brain tumor. Could it be?

My child has been vomiting once a day, in mornings only. This has been going on for 5 days. There is no headache. The only other symptom is low grade fever of 99. I am fearful of brain tumor. Could it be?

Unlikely to be tumor: Nothing is impossible but this would not be the first sign of a brain tumor. However, I would be concerned about possible dehydration and electroyte imbalances and adequate fluid intake. Please contact your pediatrician as intravenous fluids may be advised. ...Read more

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Can a child travel by air when they have symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea?

Can a child travel by air when they have symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea?

Technically, yes: It is possible although I would not advise it. It will be very unpleasant for you and anyone who has the misfortune to be seated near you. In possible, wait until the child is better. ...Read more

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My child is vomiting randomly but has no other symptoms and is fine other than that, running around. Playing, ect.?

My child is vomiting randomly but has no other symptoms and is fine other than that, running around. Playing, ect.?

Usually OK: Not too infrequently, we encounter children who vomit randomly. As long as child thrives, vomiting not associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea or respiratory symptoms, e.g., wheezing/cough, work-up results in low yield. ...Read more

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My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?

Viral infection?: Have him checked by his pediatrician--how old is he? With all these symptoms make sure he is well hydrated and does not have a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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My 1 y 5 m baby girl were havin fever coming and going. I gave her panadol (acetaminophen). No appetite for eating at all. Vomiting only once at night. Teething?

My 1 y 5 m baby girl were havin fever coming and going. I gave her panadol (acetaminophen). No appetite for eating at all. Vomiting only once at night. Teething?

Not only teething: Fever can be sign of differnt diseases:viral, bacterial, blood disorders and other...See your doctor if no improvement in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has a low grade fever, low appetite, some vomiting, chest and nose congestion, restless at night. What can I do to relieve symptoms?

My 6 month old has a low grade fever, low appetite, some vomiting, chest and nose congestion, restless at night. What can I do to relieve symptoms?

6 month old: Fever in a 6 month old can be treated with Acetaminophen or ibuprofin. However, a 6 month old with fever should be examined by a doctor, especially when accompanied by all of these other symtpoms. ...Read more

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A 5 year old has been randomly vomiting since october 2nd with no flu or cold symptoms. The child gets red eyes and had hives and bruising under the skin. We went to the e.R. But are not satisfied. Opinions?

A 5 year old has been randomly vomiting since october 2nd with no flu or cold symptoms. The child gets red eyes and had hives and bruising under the skin. We went to the e.R. But are not satisfied. Opinions?

See a doctor: Problems like this can be quite complex--you should take your child to a pediatrician. The er is a great place for emergencies, but this is a more complicated problem and needs the attention and care of your pediatrician. ...Read more

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If my baby seems to have the symptoms of ger- pain with spit up and/or vomit, arching back, should she take zantac (ranitidine)?

If my baby seems to have the symptoms of ger- pain with spit up and/or vomit, arching back, should she take zantac (ranitidine)?

All babies reflux: To get a burp out of a baby you are getting air to reflux from the stomach. All babies also spit up. When the baby seem to have constant irritability & spitting I often try some antacid medicine to see if it helps. Zantac (ranitidine) is one of several that can be used this way. ...Read more

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My 2month old baby does not vomit but she sneeze, hiccup and cough is this a sign of silent reflux?

My 2month old baby does not vomit but she sneeze, hiccup and cough is this a sign of silent reflux?

Could be reflux: Hiccups are common in 2 month old baby. Coughing is not normal. Let his pediatrician evaluate him for reflux and advise medications if needed. Feeding small amounts of milk in frequent intervals may help reflux. Also keeping baby upright and not laying him down immediately after feeds may help reflux. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant w/my 4th child & now I get sick at night w/vomiting & stomach aches. Never had morning sickness or acid reflux. Could this be it?

I am 13 weeks pregnant w/my 4th child & now I get sick at night w/vomiting & stomach aches. Never had morning sickness or acid reflux. Could this be it?

Yes: It certainly can be "morning sickness" even though input happens at night. There are several things your OB can do to help you. Give them a call in the morning to see what they can do to help. ...Read more

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What can make a child age 7 throw up just at random times? There does not seem to any reason she will be fine and the next thing she will throwing up. It seems to mostly happen at night but can happen during day light hours too. She then seems to be fine

What can make a child age 7 throw up just at random times? There does not seem to any reason she will be fine and the next thing she will throwing up. It seems to mostly happen at night but can happen during day light hours too. She then seems to be fine

Vomiting: Vomiting in this age group can have a huge range of causes:
- infections - stomach flu or even strep throat
- gastrointestinal - acid reflux, gastritis, pancreatitis - this list is endless!
- central nervous system diseases
- lung disease
- renal (kidney) disease
- endocrine or metabolic diseases
- drugs (such as overdose or side effects)
- psychiatric disorders

because of this huge list of possibilities, you should call you child's doctor and set up an appointment for an examination. By getting the details and taking a peek at her, her doctor will be able to narrow down the list of causes.


Reasons to call your child's doctor immediately or go to the er would be:

-vomiting for more than 24 hours
-diarrhea for more than 7 days
-bright green or bloody vomit
-bloody or black diarrhea
-new fever
-dehydration (no urination in 8 hours, dry mouth, no tears, dry or doughy skin). ...Read more

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Cold chills to sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea out of no where. Started at night. Boyfriend has the same symptoms.

Cold chills to sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea out of no where. Started at night. Boyfriend has the same symptoms.

Gastroenteritis: Most commonly this will be a viral infection and should begin to resolve within 3-5 days, but if you cannot keep things down and are becoming dehydrated you may want to go and be seen professionally. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has been throwing up randomly at night for a week with no other symptoms but a low temp. (96.3)?

Throw up: Please contact the doctor - hopefully a Pediatrician - and have your daughter seen as soon as possible. If the office says you have wait for an appointment please go today to the nearest Emergency Facility. All should go well when properly managed. ...Read more

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Athletic 16 yr old has no other symptoms other than throwing up at night for 3 days now?

Athletic 16 yr old has no other symptoms other than throwing up at night for 3 days now?

Several things: Could he dehydrated at night after a day of working out? Could he be taking supplements that upset his system after heavy work out.? Could it be migrine? Sunstroke? Call your doctor for detailed exam and answers. ...Read more

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Are diarrhea and vomiting symptoms of malabsorption? If so, how much will the symptoms last? I believe that my baby doesn't tolerate oatmeal...

Are diarrhea and vomiting symptoms of malabsorption? If so, how much will the symptoms last? I believe that my baby doesn't tolerate oatmeal...

Diarrhea: Malabsorption is usually diarrhea. Malabsorption usually means poor weight gain and sick infants. If this is so please go see your pediatrician or GI specialist. If otherwise growing the V&D could be formula intolerance to milk or perhaps soy. Try an elemental formula like nutramagen or alimentum. If you think oatmeal then stop and start it later to see if change helps. See your dr too ...Read more

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There is no vomiting symptoms in 12th week pregnancy, so that I am scared about baby heart beats. Because 6 months back I got miscarriage in my 12th?

There is no vomiting symptoms in 12th week pregnancy, so that I am scared about baby heart beats. Because 6 months back I got miscarriage in my 12th?

Don't worry: It is ok if you did not have any vomiting and it happens to lot of pregnant mothers. Just get your regular prenatal checks and all will be well. ...Read more

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I'm 17 weeks pregnant, always worried if the baby is ok. I haven't vomited in2 weeks, my breast aren't tender. Pregnancy symptoms gone is this normal?

I'm 17 weeks pregnant, always worried if the baby is ok. I haven't vomited in2 weeks, my breast aren't tender. Pregnancy symptoms gone is this normal?

Pregnancy Symptoms: This can be completely normal. Everyone has a completely different course during their pregnancy. Sometimes typical symptoms can become worse or improve. As long as you are following regularly with your OB and everything is good with your testing, I would not stress out over these symptoms specifically. ...Read more

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I m 9 weeks pregnant. Since 2days suddenly my first trimester symptoms got disappeared. Like nausea vomiting and abdominal cramps. Is my baby safe.?

I m 9 weeks pregnant. Since 2days suddenly my first trimester symptoms got disappeared. Like nausea vomiting and abdominal cramps. Is my baby safe.?

Normal Pregnancy: Yes. Of course this is normal. I always advise my patients and female friends to get a book about being pregnant so that you have a ready guide on all that will happen to you while you are pregnant and this gives you power not to worry so much by learning what is normal. ...Read more

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3 year old baby has been throwing up for more then a week and has a headache what do these symptoms mean took her to the doc said everything fine?

3 year old baby has been throwing up for more then a week and has a headache what do these symptoms mean took her to the doc said everything fine?

Vomit: Take your child to nearest er to look for signs of dehydration and blood work is mandatory to look for reason for this week long vomit and electrolyte imbalances (that could be caused by extended periods of vomiting). Also might need other work up (like cxr etc). ...Read more

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My 2 yo Shone's Complex child has been vomiting all night & his HR seems elevated. Breathing seems normal. Should we go to ER?

My 2 yo Shone's Complex child has been vomiting all night & his HR seems elevated. Breathing seems normal. Should we go to ER?

Yes, ER: His heart rate is probably elevated due to dehydration. Yes, I would take him to the ER due to his probable stomach virus, dehydration and his complex cardiac disease. Please keep us posted. ...Read more

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Child vomited 2 nights ago with stomach pain & then ok. Then she vomited with stomach pain last night. 1 time vomiting each time then ok. No fever?

Child vomited 2 nights ago with stomach pain & then ok. Then she vomited with stomach pain last night. 1 time vomiting each time then ok. No fever?

Vomiting: Your child may have a viral illness that is causing her vomiting. Keep her on a bland diet avoiding greasy food, milk and milk products and juice. If vomiting continues a doctor's visit is in order. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a prominent symptom of nec?

Is vomiting a prominent symptom of nec?

Yes, but: While vomiting is seen with nec, there are so many other causes of vomiting in babies, that it is difficult to use this alone as an indicator. More ominous signs of nec include blood stools, abdominal distension, lethargy, and, occasionally, temperature instability. ...Read more

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What do I give a child who is vomiting?

What do I give a child who is vomiting?

Emetrol & Pedialyte: Pedialyte is an excellent way to replace fluids, calories and electrolytes in an easily tolerated form. Protracted vomiting may lead to ketosis which can be rectified with emetrol, available otc. If you doctor approves, start with 5-10 ml every 15 minutes, repeat x 4. Don't eat or drink anything 15 min before or after the emetrol to avoid further vomiting, then resume pedialyte-5-10 ml/10 min. ...Read more

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My child just vomit... what should I do?

My child just vomit... what should I do?

Hard to say: If it happens once, clean them up and monitor the situation. You didn't list an age or other information that would allow more of a response. In the future please provide more information. ...Read more

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Vomiting in child past five days no other symtoms?

Vomiting in child past five days no other symtoms?

Call your doctor: Generally you should consult with your pediatrician. This could be many things. For example, in babies, vomiting in an otherwise healthy child could be acid reflux, food allergies, overfeeding, infection or early signs of an anatomical defect. There is also a long list of possibilities in older kids. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more