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Baby Vomiting

Baby vomiting is of concern if it is prolonged as it may result in dehydration. Gastroenteritis, infant reflux, pyloric stenosis, food allergy, meningitis, and intussusception are the causes of baby vomiting. Vomiting leads to dehydration which is manifested by fewer wet napkins, dry mouth, and tearless crying. Dehydration can be managed by giving sips of water, frequent breastfeeding in breastfed babies, and lactose-free formula milk in formula-fed babies.

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My baby is sick and has loose motions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 3-month-old baby is sick. He is not taking breastmilk but drinks a little water by spoon. He has loose motions. I have tried few medicines but he has not stopped vomiting frequently after feeding. I have tried giving antibiotics twice but it increased the loose motion and it does no...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your child seems very fine because he has got a good weight gain. Now, coming over to your problems, your child is suffering from simple viral infection because multiple systems are involved like the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. To deal with the respirator...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my ten-year-old niece, who is vomiting after a collision in the head?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece got hit on her head, and she is crying since then. She is having a problem while sleeping, and she vomited after two hours of the collision. The collision was not that strong. Is it something serious or is it just trauma? There is no swelling on the head that I can see. Please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any head trauma has to be observed for signs and symptoms for about 48 hours. An external injury may or may not be there, but internal injury has to be looked for. Vomiting is a symptom of internal injury, but most kids also vomit due to crying excessively. She needs t...  Read Full »

Why is there increased hunger with headache after taking medicines for stomach pain and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3.9 years old. He had stomach pain with vomiting last week. His doctor gave Lanzol junior tablet and Sucrafil syrup, for vomit Emset syrup. After two days he frequently said he felt very hungry and still drinking more water very often. Since the last two days, he is saying b...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Two days back your child had stomach pain and vomiting which appears to be due to food poisoning, you have given Lanzol (antacid), Sucrafil (antacid syrup) and Emeset for vomiting. But no antibiotic was given. The food poisoning seems to have corrected. Now your child ...  Read Full »

Is vomiting along with frequent sour smelling diarrhea a matter of concern in a 11-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11-month-old daughter has been sick for about a week. She was throwing up all day and vomiting and there was blood mixed with it at one pint. We were giving medicine to stop the vomiting. Her diarrhea has continued since Sunday night. It is progressed to the point that she is passi...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattagupta Swarnava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before I answer your query I would like to ask you some questions. Until when did your daughter have exclusively breast milk? When did you start other food along with breast milk? Did she have similar episodes in the past? Did she receive all her vaccines regularly?...  Read Full »

I changed my baby’s formula milk, and it led to vomiting, and diarrhoea. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I changed my 4 weeks old baby’s formula milk, and it caused him to vomit after feeds and he had diarrhea. Should I change it to thick formula milk because he has reflux? Is this a normal side effect?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the reflux point of view, the first thing that is to be done is to keep the baby at an angle of 35 degrees to the ground level after feeding. This will reduce the chances of reflux more than any medication. The next thing to be done before feed thickening is to ...  Read Full »

My 6-month-old daughter is throwing up quite often. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 months old. She is still drinking formula milk (four to five bottles of 120 to 180 ml per day), but I have been giving her a little bit of our food for the last few days. So today, I gave her water for the first time (5 oz). She drank the whole cup of water, and about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Baby-led feeding is a good thing, but certain things should be looked at while doing so. First, ensure you give the baby only 100 ml of water each time. The vomiting is mostly because of food indigestion and not because of the water or bath. Next, please burp the bab...  Read Full »

My 6-week-old baby has a fever and vomiting after vaccination. Are these symptoms natural?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-week-old baby was given the vaccine for DTwp, IPV 1, hepatitis B2, HIB 1, rotavirus (RV5 - first dose), and PVC 1 yesterday morning. Today she had a little fever and vomiting. I gave her Sumo drops and Ondem drops after that. Are these symptoms natural? How much time will she req...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms your baby is facing are expected after the vaccines have been given. These symptoms may last up to a maximum of 72 hours (post-vaccination) and not beyond that. For better relief, I suggest you give her syrup Ibugesic plus (Paracetamol and Ibuprofen) 1.5...  Read Full »

Does vomiting after every meal by an infant indicate viral gastritis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 18-month-old child has been vomiting on and off after eating for a few days. It started Sunday night after dinner. Then she vomited after nearly every meal Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, she was dehydrated, so we took her to the emergency department. She had low blood sugar and high k...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is quite possible this was viral gastritis or food poisoning. It is less likely to be bowel obstruction if there was no distension or abdominal pain. Yes, you may either get just gastritis (vomiting) or gastroenteritis (vomiting and loose motions) with a viral bug. O...  Read Full »

Why is my 10-month-old baby not eating food or drinking milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby boy’s birth weight was 3.02 kg. He is almost ten months old now, and last month when I checked his weight, it was 7 kg. He is getting tall every month but is very thin and almost looks the same as the day I brought him home. He never took a bottle, even though I tried sever...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. However, few possibilities can cause such symptoms, such as atresia or intestinal infections, so I suggest you check with a child specialist (pediatrician) once. They can evaluate the condition by doing ultrasonograp...  Read Full »

Why is there vomiting and fever in a 4-year-old child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 years 6 months old and had vomiting and fever from yesterday morning. Vomit and leg and hand are paining. If she has some food, she vomits. What is the reason? Please advice. No loose stools, not eating for past two days.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the complaints you gave, it may be viral fever with gastritis or urinary tract infection.  Read Full »

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