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At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care we are able to evaluate and treat your child for vomiting. Most of the time vomiting will stop on its own. Never give your child medication for vomiting unless it has been prescribed by a doctor. After four hours of your child not vomiting, begin feeding them bland foods (saltines, bread, rice, etc.) Typically they will be back to their normal diet after 24 hours.
Call your pediatrician if your child:
- Has signs of dehydration
- Vomits up blood or a coffee-ground looking substance
- Has abdominal pain when not vomiting
- Begins acting confused
- Does not have diarrhea and is vomiting for over 24 hours
- Is unable to keep liquids down
Yes we can. We can evaluate your child and see what kind of treatment they need. We have the capability of providing anti-nausea medication if it is needed.
There are many different causes for vomiting including food poisoning, headaches, and viruses. The main cause of vomiting in children is a stomach virus. If this is the case, your child might also experience diarrhea, fever, and cramps.
With proper care, vomiting usually stops in 6-24 hours. If your child is experiencing diarrhea, the diarrhea may last a few more days.
The main risk with vomiting is dehydration. You should make sure to give your child extra fluids (Pedialyte, Gatorade, water) during the time they are sick.
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