Nausea and vomiting: what is wrong with my child?
The child has symptoms of nausea and vomiting, what should I do? You don't know cause and you're worried, but luckily, vomiting in children is usually harmless and goes away quickly. A common cause is a stomach virus and sometimes food poisoning. If your child is less than 12 weeks old and is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, they may be sick and should be advised to see a doctor.However, in any case, as a parent, parents still need to know some medical knowledge related to childhood nausea and vomiting in order to have a general idea of the child's health in an emergency, to know if situation is good or bad. ,and how to deal with it.Symptoms for preliminary treatment!
Signs of dehydration
One of best things you can do is pay attention to dehydration. Children dehydrate faster than adults. Pay attention to your child who: looks tired or cranky, has a dry mouth, cries with fewer tears, cool skin, sunken eyes, urinates less (rare, less) than usual, and has darker colored urine. dehydration. If there are signs of dehydration, this means that condition is getting worse and worse. It is recommended to immediately seek medical attention in a hospital to avoid adverse consequences.
Prevention of dehydration, initial treatment of dehydration
To prevent and alleviate dehydration, try giving your child "water". Even when vomiting continues, she absorbs what you give her. Try a variety of fluids, sports drinks, oral rehydration fluids, and more. After she vomits, start with small doses: drink a few tablespoons every few minutes. Give her more over time when she is in control, but make sure she urinates frequently.
How about a soda?
For years, parents have used club soda and ginger ale to help their children rehydrate, and many doctors still recommend them. But research has begun to show that oral rehydration solutions are better for children. These drinks contain moderate amounts of sugar and salt. Another option would be a sports drink mixed with an equal amount of water.
A few hours after your child last vomited, you can switch to a clear liquid diet, not just water, electrolyte drinks, or oral rehydration fluids. Stick to liquids that you can see through. They are easier to digest but provide nutrition and give your child energy. For example, clear soup, berry juice, apple juice, popsicles and jelly are also good.
Vomiting in children usually resolves within a short time. It's best to wait, over-the-counter vomiting medications are not recommended for children, although they are usually useless if a virus is cause. The main liquid, not medicine. However, if vomiting is severe, doctor may prescribe medication to control nausea and vomiting.Are there other home remedies for nausea and vomiting?
Home remedy: ginger
It has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain and stomach problems. Researchers believe that chemicals in ginger play a role in controlling nausea in stomach and intestines, as well as in brain and nervous system. While it won't stop nausea and vomiting in children, it might be worth a try. Safe for children over 2 years old.
This technology has helped some people suppress nausea. Acupuncture points put pressure on one part of body, causing changes in other parts of body. It is similar to ancient Chinese method of acupuncture. To stop nausea in a child in this way, press with your middle and index fingers on groove between two tendons on inside of wrist, starting with palm of your hand.
Of course, if situation is serious, such as following phenomena, it is recommended to go to hospital immediately:
If child:1 - under age of 12 years constantly vomits;
2. Show signs of severe dehydration, or you suspect they have eaten or drunk harmful/toxic substances;
3. Lethargy or high fever, headache, rash, stiff neck or stomach pain;
4. There is blood or bile in vomit, or you think they may have appendicitis;
5. Sleeps for a long time, cries a lot, looks very uncomfortable, vomiting for more than 8 hours;
These signs can be a serious condition, in which case you should take your child to doctor.