Monday , December 10 2018

How to treat Vomiting ?

children vomitOften we panic when we see our child or any or kith and in vomiting.  Please don’t panic as it is a treatment given by the body.  The body cannot accept anything inside if external bacterial particles enter inside.  It will throw away either through loose motion or through vomiting.

Children who suddenly start vomiting usually have gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines by a virus or bacteria. Viral infections tend to be milder and may be associated with respiratory symptoms (sore throat, congestion, or earache), but bacterial infections are usually more severe and can result in diarrhea that contains blood. (Diarrhea that occurs during or after traveling to a foreign country is often caused by bacteria.) Besides diarrhea, children with gastroenteritis may also have a fever. Most cases of gastroenteritis do not require any specific treatment and the child will get better after a few days.

  • Make sure that your child is drinking enough fluids, especially if he also has diarrhea. This is essential to prevent dehydration and to replace the fluids, salts, and calories your child loses when vomiting. Start giving your child fluids even if he is nauseated. If your child has just vomited, wait 30 to 60 minutes before giving fluids and then start with small amounts.
  • Avoid giving your child solid food for the first 24 hours after the vomiting starts. Instead, give him clear fluid in small, frequent doses (every 5 minutes) by spoon or bottle. You can also have your child suck on ice cubes or cold, wet washcloths. Older child can sip their drinks through a straw. If your child can keep fluids down, gradually increase the amount you give to him.
  • Children who are being breastfed should continue to receive breast milk, but your child should be fed more often than normal (every one to two hours) and be given smaller doses (5 to 10 minutes at a time). The mother can also pump and give the baby milk by spoon, cup, or bottle. Infants who have been on a formula can continue having a regular, full-strength formula.
  • Older children can drink fluids in addition to oral rehydration solutions. Children with diarrhea should avoid fruit juices and soft drinks because they have high sugar content that can make the diarrhea worse. If your child is vomiting but doesn’t have diarrhea, he can try taking small sips of a clear fruit juice or water.
  • Older children can drink fluids in addition to oral rehydration solutions. Children with diarrhea should avoid fruit juices and soft drinks because they have high sugar content that can make the diarrhea worse. If your child is vomiting but doesn’t have diarrhea, he can try taking small sips of a clear fruit juice or water.
  • If your child has been able to take in fluids without vomiting after the first eight hours, gradually reintroduce solid foods. For younger children, start with bland foods such as applesauce, mashed bananas, or infant cereal. Older children (over 1 year old) can be given crackers, toast, mixed grains, soups, mashed potatoes, or white bread. A normal diet can usually be continued about 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped.

About Sridhar Venkatraman

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Progressive and open minded Business Professional with over 30+ years of experience in Automobile, IT, Education, Real Estate Industries. He has a passion to ensure "No child goes to bed hungry" and is involved in an NGO called "No Hungry Child". He is a Social Entrepreneur and added a new service "Art of Self Treatment" to help more and more people who are suffering from health issues. He learnt the art of Self Treatment from his guru Mr Healer Baskar.

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