Child Coughs With Vomiting At Night After Drinking Milk?
I want to ask, my son is 1.5 years old. During the day he is fine, healthy, but at night around 23:00 after drinking formula he must have been coughing constantly and must have vomited. That’s why, and how to deal with it. Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Coughing in general is the body's defense mechanism to expel foreign objects from the digestive tract. Be it mucus, phlegm, food, water, and so on.
In children aged 1.5 years, if the cough is too strong, then of course it can cause vomiting because when coughing, there is an increase in pressure in the chest cavity and abdominal cavity. This increased pressure pushes the stomach contents up, and because the valves that separate the stomach and esophagus in children are not well developed, vomiting occurs.
So what needs to be studied is the cause of the appearance of a cough at night in your child. Among the possibilities are:
Drug side effects
To be more certain, it is necessary to extract a history and further physical examination. So it is best if you have your child checked by a pediatrician so that he can get the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Meanwhile, limit your child's milk consumption, because of course a full stomach is more likely to vomit than an unfulfilled stomach. Apply eucalyptus oil on your child's chest, increase the temperature of the air conditioner so that your child does not get cold, and regularly clean your child's room. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa