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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


Information for Parents:My Child Is Vomiting


When to worry and call
the doctor!

When to worry less!

Does your vomiting child have any signs of dehydration?
  • extreme drowsiness
  • dry, sticky mouth
  • no tears when crying
  • sunken soft spot
  • grayish skin
  • fast breathing
  • sunken look to eyes
  • no wet diapers or urine in 8 hours
  • skin does not flatten when     pinched and released

Your vomiting child does not show any signs of dehydration

Your vomiting child may have ingested a poison or unknown medication Your vomiting child did not get into a poison or take an overdose of medication to the best of your knowledge
Your vomiting child is less than three months old and has vomited four or more times in 20 minutes Your vomiting child has not vomited more than four times in 20 minutes
Your vomiting child complains (without being asked) of a  severe headache (not relieved by pain medication), has a a stiff neck, blurred vision, eye pain, or seems confused and is acting strangely. Your child seems otherwise okay between episodes of vomiting.
Your vomiting child has
  • abdominal pain that is new, constant or      worsening
  • Has a hernia in his/her groin?
  • Has blood or greenish yellow    vomitus - bile)?
Your vomiting child has abdominal pain that is variable and not becoming worse; vomitus is usually clear liquid or food/drink previously eaten
Did your child start vomiting following a head injury and has he/she already vomited 3 or more times? There is no known history of a head injury
Your vomiting child also has diarrhea and has not been able to keep clear liquids down     after three attempts Your child does not have diarrhea
Your vomiting child also has a fever over 105 degrees F? Your vomiting child has no fever or a low grade fever
Your child is vomiting and you are very worried about him/her  

For treatment guidelines for the child who is vomiting, click here.

 

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