Vomiting After Picking Adenium Obesum Flowers?

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Afternoon … my son was 1 year old when he was playing he picked adenium obesum flowers and then sucked on it, after that he immediately vomited and then immediately gave me milk, after vomiting he was okay. Was the sap of adenium very dangerous? should I do if it happens like that again? thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Lisa,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Adenium obesum flowers that have beautiful colors and shapes often attract special attention to children. As a result, it is not uncommon for children to want to pick it or even suck it. You should not leave it alone. Because, according to some literature, almost all components of this flower, be it flowers, leaves, sap, also seeds or fruit can cause symptoms of poisoning if swallowed. The severe symptoms that can arise due to ingestion of components of this flower include heart rhythm disorders (bradycardia, tachycardia), hypotension (low blood pressure), weakness, dizziness, and digestive disorders, for example nausea, vomiting, colic, diarrhea, and so on. Not only because of its flower component, these complaints can also be caused by other impurities entering the components of the flower, for example dust, animal dung, and so on. Complaints that arise can be more severe if your child has an allergy to the components of interest itself.


Not only that, the vomiting that your child is experiencing might also be caused by other factors, for example digestive infections, dyspepsia, allergies or food malabsorption, inflammation of the intestine, hepatitis, urinary tract infections, head injuries, and so on.


If your child vomits very often (more than 10 times a day), you should not stay silent. Check him directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that a deeper evaluation (for example through a blood test, USG) and given the best treatment. Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, your child may later be given medication or even be advised to undergo further treatment at the hospital.


For now, you should not panic. Give your child more to drink, including breast milk and water. Also make sure you keep feeding even a little, so that the body does not limp. Don't forget, always keep the environment around the child clean. Be diligent in washing your child's hands too much and don't just give them drugs without a doctor's prescription. When the child vomits again, calm him, tilt his body or sit him down so that no aspiration occurs (choking vomit into the airway).


Hope this helps ...

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