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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

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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