Continuous Vomiting In Children During Fever?
Morning doctor, my child is 6 years old, two days of high fever until 40.3 the heat after the heat down, my child is vomiting, then we think vomiting is what causes the doctor and the solution, how to accept it …
Good evening, thanks for the question
Vomiting in children is generally a sign of viral infection in the gastrointestinal tract (gastroenteritis), which is usually accompanied by complaints of fever, cramps or abdominal pain, or diarrhea. Gastritis or gastric irritation should be suspected if vomiting occurs immediately after eating. Vomiting can also be part of the symptoms of infectious diseases in other organs such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, or strep throat.
With treatment at home, vomiting can usually be resolved within 12 hours, while diarrhea can recover within a few days.
If vomiting is accompanied by diarrhea, treatment includes:
- Administration of ORS (rehydration)
- Provision of zinc
- Giving ASI / food
- Giving antibiotics only on indications and prescribing doctors
- Maintain personal hygiene and food
- Avoid children from solid food in the first 6 hours
- Give food with enough calories and easy to digest and sweet drinks like fruit juice gradually
- If after 6 hours the child no longer experiences vomiting, the child can begin to be given solid food. The amount of food is also given in stages.
- Normal feeding can be done after 24 hours.
- Avoid children from activities after eating
If vomiting complaints are persistent or often accompanied by signs of dehydration, then do not hesitate to consult directly with your doctor for an examination. Beware if the child experiences symptoms as below then immediately to seek medical help, including:
- Before vomiting there is abdominal pain
- Vomiting mixed in green (bile)
- bulging belly
- The child looks helpless
That's all, hope you can help.