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Vomiting and Your Child

Learn about the common causes of vomiting in children, including stomach viruses, appendicitis, an intestinal blockage, and many other types of infections.
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Treatments for Vomiting and Diarrhea
Review how to take care of your child with diarrhea and vomiting and how to tell if they are getting dehydrated.

Phenergan and Vomiting Kids
Review whether you should give your child phenergan the next time he is vomiting.

Pyloric Stenosis
Read about an infant with projectile vomiting, who has an ultrasound that confirms the diagnosis of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.

A Vomiting Toddler
Review what might cause a toddler to vomit a few times a week for several months.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is a condition that causes regular episodes of nausea and vomiting every few weeks or months and is thought to be similar to migraine headaches.

Infant Reflux and Spitting Up
Review what you should do if your infant is spitting up his formula and has gastroesophageal reflux.

Appendicitis
Appendicitis is a common problem in older kids, causing severe abdominal pain and vomiting.

Salmonella Symptoms
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were four large outbreaks of Salmonella infections in the United States during 2007. Learn about common Salmonella symptoms so that you can recognize if your children get a Salmonella infection.

Food Poisoning
Review the basics of preventing food poisoning during the summer at picnics parties and family cookouts.

Food Allergies
Could a food allergy be causing your child's vomiting. Use our food allergy screening quiz to see if your kids have symptoms of food allergies.

Infants and Self Induced Vomiting
A discussion of an infant who makes herself gag and vomit and what you can do to help her stop or at least not reinforce it to continue.

Migraine Headaches
Learn more about the different types of migraines that children can have.

Symptoms of Dehydration
Review the signs and symptoms of dehydyration in children.

Symptoms of Brain Tumor Screening Quiz
Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor, which can include early morning vomiting and a headache? Try our symptoms of brain tumors screening quiz.

Hydrocephalus
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of children with hydrocephalus, which can cause a headache and vomiting.

Pertussis
Learn about how to diagnosis a child with pertussis and what tests are available. Remember that in addition to a cough, children with pertussis can have post-tussive vomiting or coughing fits that lead to vomiting.

Meningitis
Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatments of viral and bacterial meningitis and how it is diagnosed. Symptoms of meningitis can include a high fever, headache, stiff neck, and vomiting.

Head Injuries
Learn about the consequences of a head or brain injury and what you can do to help your child who may now have learning and behavioral problems.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Review what might cause a teenager to have fatigue, weight loss, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, including conditions like celiac diease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's diseae.

Are You Pregnant?
A screening quiz to see if your teen has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant, which can include early morning nausea and vomiting.

Rotovirus
Review the symptoms of rotovirus, a common stomach virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in children.

Motion Sickness
Motion sickness: remedies and how to avoid motion sickness and vomiting when riding in cars.

Strep Throat Symptoms
Review the common symptoms of strep throat, which can include a sore throat, high fever, abdominal pain, and vomiting.

Intussusception
Symptoms of intussusception usually include the sudden onset of crampy abdominal pain that comes and goes, vomiting, fever, and loose stools that may be mixed with blood and mucus.

Vomiting
A discussion of the common causes of vomiting in children, including gastroenteritis, food poisoning, appendicitis, and bowel obstructions.

Nausea and Vomiting
A flowchart to help you figure out what is wrong with your child when he has nausea and vomiting. Is it gastroentritis, a bowel obstruction, meningitis, heartburn, food poisoning, hepatitis, or a consequence of a head injury?

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