Vomitting in Children

Patient : Both my kids are thowing up should i take them to a dr or should i wait what to do
Doctor :   I understand your worry about your children’s condition. The most important issue to deal with is the dehydration. Child ldren could dehydrate very easily especially when having diarrhea, vomits and fever. I would suggest you to keep them well hydrated, you might want to try Pedyalyte to rehydrate them and also to replenish the electrolytes lost with the vomits. Usually after vomiting we lose electrolytes such as Potassium that would leave us feeling tired and without appetite. Once we start to recover those electrolytes, we start feeling more energy and appetite. Secondly I would suggest you to keep an eye on the temperature, watch for fever and diarrhea and if present too, you could give them children’s Tylenol to lower the temperature or apply physical methods such as lukewarm water baths and applying humid compresses under the armpits or the forehead. If in the next couple of days they are not fully recovered, you might want to consult your Pediatrician for a more detailed evaluation. I wish them a prompt recovery.    

Related Q&A

Q: Husband is 43 years old and has been on prograf and cellcept for last 7 years due to heart transplant. Levels of prog...

Q: I have an unstable spondylolisthesis. Over the last year and a half I have been hitting the bottle pretty hard to de...

Q: I had a PET scan and the results are in but my doctor is on vacation. Can you help?

Q: Two weeks ago I have a large ulcer on my right tonsil, it has since healed and can no longer be seen. I religiously r...

Q: My son has pyogenic granulomas can you tell me what it is please it's on the middle of his chest it's always bleeding...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews