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What is the reason for my dizziness and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling dizzy whenever I got up from bed or stand up. I vomited four times already with stomach pain too. Whenever, I vomit it feels and tastes like acid. And I also feel burning sensation in the chest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This does not seem to be problem with your stomach, but the description matches motion sickness. Motion sickness is a condition whereby the movement of the body bring up vertigo, dizziness, and vomiting. The stomach pain does not seem to be acid-related, but it is due...  Read Full »

How can vomiting during travel controlled in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter's age is 05 years 05 months 24 days. Her height is 41 inch and the weight is 19 kg. She vomits when she travels by car. Tomorrow we will start our travel by car and my assumption is she will start vomit. Earlier we gave her Ondem syrup. But it did not work. So, we request ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your daughter has motion sickness. It usually occurs in bus or car. You can give tablet Avomime ½ tablet 30 minutes before the start of the journey. Also, make her sit near the window. Also, good ventilation with fresh air lessens the vomiting sensation. Do not give too ...  Read Full »

My son throws up once in two days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old. His weight is 15 kg. He frequently throws up like once in two days or more. He often complains of a tummy ache and asks for water. Sometimes, water helps but at times it does not and he vomits after that. He is active and fine otherwise. Also, while traveling, say ...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes, overeating can cause episodes of vomiting like once in two days. Or it can be just some indigestion with food. Try noticing what food he develops reactions like that to. And, most likely he has motion sickness. Most kids have such symptoms on traveling lo...  Read Full »

My son feels vomiting during car travel. How to deal this?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is 9 years old. When he gets in a car, he will get hot flashes, shortness of breath, and vomit. His pediatrician says it is motion sickness, but we had traveled a lot before and had no issues. Even he likes amusement rides as well. He has complained of a spot on his head hurti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Like your doctor said it could be motion sickness, which happens with closed vehicles like cars. If your child has asthma or ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), then it could be like he feels suffocate within the closed spaces. It could be habitual also. S...  Read Full »

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