Vomiting And Abdominal Pain In Toddlers?
Good night, doc. My child had already had a nighttime stomachache and vomiting for 5 times in a row, did my child catch a cold or other illness? Please enlighten me, thank you
Hello Goddess Nu Amoorea,
Vomiting and diarrhea or diarrhea or also called vomiting is a symptom that often appears when there is a disruption in the digestive tract. One of the digestive tract disorders that often occurs in children is gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the digestive tract that is often caused by viral and bacterial infections.
Gastroenteritis occurs because children rarely wash their hands before eating, drinking or food contaminated with viruses / bacteria, processing food that is undercooked, the mother feeds the child with unclean hands or eating utensils, and so forth. Gastroenteritis symptoms include:
Nausea and vomiting
Stomach feels wrapped around
To worry about when a child experiences excessive vomiting is dehydration (the body lacks fluids). Therefore, mothers must be careful in providing replacement fluids for children. The recommended replacement fluid for rehydration is ORS, besides that the mother can give a solution of salt sugar or clear soup from the soup that the mother made herself. Rehydration fluids should be given as much fluid coming out through vomiting or diarrhea. Give more if the child is thirsty and still wants to drink. If the child vomits after drinking, giving a liquid replacement can be more slowly using a spoon. Mothers may also need to take the child to the doctor to get antiemetic drugs that reduce the child's nausea and vomiting.
Besides gastroenteritis, complaints of abdominal pain and vomiting in children can also occur in the following disorders:
Food poisoning / food poisoning
Intolerance of certain foods such as lactose in milk
Acute gastritis (less common in young children)
In order to determine the right cause, of course, the doctor needs to conduct an examination directly with your child. Handling such as medication will be given according to the disease that underlies your child's complaint. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.