Vomiting

Vomiting is the uncontrolled expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth. It can be caused due to overeating or excess water consumption, and is normally a symptom of an underlying health condition. Excessive vomiting can make the body dehydrated.

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My 20-month-old daughter has vomiting and diarrhea from the afternoon. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 20 months old daughter did not pee last week for above 24 hours, the next day she did pee, but also vomited. On the same day, she was having a fever of 102 F, so we went to the pediatrician. He gave Vomitab, Calpol, and an antibiotic injection. From the past three days, the urine ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that this must be two different infections.  The reason why the child has not passed urine now is probably because of dehydration. It is advisable to give her 100 ml ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for maintaining hydration. ...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old son suffers from pain above the belly button. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 4 years old. He has had pain above his belly button for two days. He only wants to sleep. He is vomiting and not eating anything. Why? What is he suffering from?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is he passing stools? This is a very important question because if he is not then, it may point to obstruction. Another possibility is that there may be some mild gastritis. You can manage the pain by giving syrup Colicaid (Simethicone) 5 mL only when there is the pain. F...  Read Full »

What is the cause of having recurrent episodes of vomiting in my daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year my daughter decided to go on an all vegetarian diet rather drastically. A few weeks later, she got ill with vomiting which lasted for approximately two weeks, so we made three visits to the urgent care, where she was treated for gastritis and dehydration. One month later, the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have two theories here, but I would need a little more information if you would not mind sharing. Has she ever been tested for G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency? During these episodes did she get a CBC (complete blood count) done? Was it compared t...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter vomits food without fever?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter, who is turning 8 next week, has had a few bouts of vomiting in the recent weeks. A few weeks ago, it was accompanied by fever, and it was over within 48 hours. Now, before two days she threw up again without fever. We put her on a bland diet for 24 hours and yesterday she went...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Vomiting in a 7 year old child can be due to a stomach infection, acute gastroenteritis, and acidity. In my opinion, I suggest her antiemetic syrup like syrup Emeset 5 mL (Ondansetron) in an empty stomach three times a day for one day. Give...  Read Full »

Does vomiting and sluggishness after a fall indicate concussion in an infant?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4-year-old son fell in his chair to concrete at about 10:00 AM (about 12 hours ago). He had a nice-sized knot pop up immediately. He cried a bit but seemed fine soon after. But as the day went on, he got sluggish. He took two different naps and was not playful at all. Then laid down a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think it is anything major as the height of the chair may not be big. However, any concussion cannot be ruled out. As you said, he vomited once. It is better to take him for examination and get the imaging done if necessary. I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

Are grunting sounds, vomiting, and cough signs of bronchiolitis in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5-months-old. His birth weight was 3.160 kgs. Last month we went to the doctor as he was breathing loud and could hear dry sounds from the chest. He was prescribed antibiotics for a respiratory tract infection. After one week again the same problem. We took an X-ray as sugg...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Firstly initial diagnosis of bronchiolitis was made (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), which means the baby might have had some wheeze at that time. And the baby was treated. It is a transient condition, and I dou...  Read Full »

After a severe attack of vertigo, my EKG is abnormal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs. Two weeks back, I had dizziness following an attack of severe vertigo that made me fall to the ground. My psychiatrist sent me for an EKG, I went to the cardiologist to review the reports, and he said that the EKG was abnormal. My psychiat...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you informed your psychiatrist about vertigo? Because vertigo could be caused by some of the drugs you are using, like Depakote (Divalproex sodium) and Risperdal (Risperidone). So, you could be having the dizziness due to the side effects of the medication. ...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son is having severe vomiting after meals for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He has been having severe vomiting after meals since he was an infant. At about 1 year of age, the vomiting slowed to about three times a week, which is how frequent he vomits now. He is in the third percentile for height 39 inches at 5 years and weighs 27 lbs. He h...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very sad to see your child in such a situation. I understand that your child is chronically malnourished. Vomiting since such a long duration needs thorough evaluation. You can go for imaging (CT or MRI scan) of the abdomen and endoscopy with or without biopsy of u...  Read Full »

Why do I have fever and severe headache with vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female with a weight of 55 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have a fever and severe headache for three days. I vomited twice and saw some sticky phlegm. I do not have a fever after taking Paracetamol every four hours and stopped taking it when my fever was gone...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. If you need to confirm, please undergo RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test, not rapid test. Additionally, you can do the following investigations. You can do CBC (complete blood count), LDH (lactic dehydrogenase), CRP (C-...  Read Full »

Will flare-up of gastroparesis cause DKA in diabetic patients?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I just got married and are on our honeymoon. She has a disease called gastroparesis from her diabetes. She has not had a flare-up in like last three months, but before that six months, she use to have flare-ups every month. she has got periods without flare-ups, then periods ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Understand that diabetic ketoacidosis is due to insufficient insulin. When blood glucose levels go beyond 300 mg/dL continuously, the chances of DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) will increase. I think she is on insulin treatment, and she is a type one diabetic patient. You h...  Read Full »

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