What causes prolonged excessive vomiting in children?

What causes prolonged excessive vomiting in children?
Published on, 18 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Patriot Haryo Trenggono and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

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What could be causing excessive vomiting, diarrhea, and body aches lasting for at least four days in my child?


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1. Understanding the Symptoms:

Understanding the Symptoms: The symptoms, including excessive vomiting for at least four days, inability to keep anything down, excessive diarrhea, and body aches, indicate a severe health concern that needs immediate attention.


2. Solutions:

Encourage her to take small sips of water, oral rehydration solutions, or ice chips to prevent dehydration. Temporarily avoid solid foods until she can tolerate liquids without vomiting. Ensure she gets plenty of rest to support her recovery process.


3. Seek Urgent Medical Attention:

Seek Urgent Medical Attention: Given the severity and duration of the symptoms, it's vital to seek prompt medical attention. Take her to the emergency room or contact a healthcare professional immediately. Dehydration is a serious risk with persistent vomiting and diarrhea, and a healthcare provider can assess her condition and provide appropriate treatment.



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