My 16 mths old baby girl hasn't stopped vomitting for the past 5 hours. Pls help!!

Sandra - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Everything I give comes back up even water, bit of cracker, yoghurt, milk. She cannot keep anything down and I'm worried she'll dehydrate. She's finally sleeping now but I worry so much now. She has no fever. I have laryngitis myself and am home as I cough a lot. She started coughing a couple of days ago but seemed better.

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Manita - posted on 12/05/2009

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In my experience giving any milk product worsens the situation. Dry products like biscuits, maybe bread should help. Everything in small quantities. Nothing greasy. Also give her some medicine. Domstall, reglan but chk with your pediatrician.

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Anne - posted on 12/08/2009

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I would get to the hospital straight away - she may need to be put staight on to a drip to rehydrate, don't put it off any longer!!

Anbreen - posted on 12/05/2009

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For start you shouldn't be giving her any dairy products if she's throwing up! stick to heavily diluted apple juice or dioralyte (rehydration mixture) in a bottle. If she drinks whilst asleep, this is great. Check the area around her mouth to see whether she is dehydrated - this will show as white. Call your GP and let him/her know that you are doing this. If it continues and she becomes listless, take her to A&E. Remember that keeping her hydrated is more important than getting food down her.

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Get some water - add sugar to it and a little salt (this is the same as electrolyte mixture) - give it to her at TEN ML per TEN MINUTES - This will ensure there is not enough in her stomach to bring up, but enough to be absorbed and thus she will get rehydrated! Hope this helps a lot!

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Sounds like it was just a stomach virus. Good! When/if this happens again, instead of rushing to the hospital, call her doctor and ask for their advise. Then if they think it's a good idea to take her in, then do so.

Sandra - posted on 12/05/2009

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Thanks to everyone who gave me advice. It has helped and Ines is now awake and playing again. She drinks water in small sips and just took a little sip of her milk. All stayed in. Thank God! She did have a wet nappie and did a poo half an hour ago.

Amber - posted on 12/05/2009

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You need to take her to the hospital asap. My son at two years old was hospitalized last year because he was dehydrated. It happened within hours.They hooked up an iv to give him fluids for 24 hours. They will give her medicine in the er to make her not get sick anymore. Hope she feels better soon. The doctor always tells me to give the kids gatorade not water when they are sick. Both of my kids had the 8 hour flu last week that is what I gave them. Take care.

Hillary - posted on 12/05/2009

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I would go to the doctor if it were me. Go with your gut feeling what you think is best. & normally its the right answer. I hope you both get well!

Jennifer - posted on 12/05/2009

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Watch for signs of dehydration, (sunken eyes, dry mouth, not peeing) I wouldn't mess with this, Call the doctor or take to ER. Babies have a hard time with dehydration. Pedialyte or a high mineral/electrolyte replacement drink is always good if they can drink. Pleas call the doctor.

Louise - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son had this 3 weeks ago! It was Gasorenoritis (or however its spelt), he was in hospital for 9 days on a drip to keep him dehydrated. I was unsure of what to do at first, but they dehydrate so fast, that by the time i took him to the paeds, his kidneys were producing like a brown paste rather than urine. you have to be quick when things go so fast with little ones. Good luck. x

Katy - posted on 12/05/2009

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not being able to keep anything down doesn't sound good at all. i would take her in asap. she could be sleeping because she's so worn out from the vomitting. also the little bits of water at a time are a good idea to make sure she doesn't get dehydrated

Jackie - posted on 12/05/2009

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Sounds like a tummy bug. Just keep giving her water and let it run its course. The vomitting should stop soon because she is sleeping I would say the vomitting is over with now. But she will start with the runs. They will last 6-12 hours. Remember no sugary drinks for the runs.

If she shows signs of dehydration then take her into a doctor/urgent care/ER. There is no need at this moment for her to leave your home. You can call a doctor to find out the symptoms of dehydration and see if they want you to come in. Remember you don't want to be spreading her germs and chances are you are sick with it too. So you need to call ahead to not get any high risk people exposed.

You should start drinking lots of fluids yourself incase its your turn next.

Tam - posted on 12/05/2009

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i would call the dr and in the least get your child some anti nausea medicine.. If your child becomes unresponsive or does not want to wake up, cant cry, you need to take them in immediately! No fever is a good thing.. did you get sick like that from your illness? if not then i would be really concerned...maybe try jello or popsickles..good luck

Natasha - posted on 12/05/2009

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thre are so many little babies being exposed to h1n1 this year i wouldnt take the chance. take her to the doctor or hospital just to be on the safe side.

Simone - posted on 12/05/2009

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You can always try when she is awake wetting a face washer and letting her suck on it.

Erika - posted on 12/05/2009

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Did she drink or eat something that may have been spoiled? My son had this happen a while back, when we left out the apple juice, that should have been refrigerated. He wasn't running fever, but was vomitting everything we tried to give him. We gave him small amounts of fluids and called the pediatrician. They said to keep trying to give him fluids, and that he can go for at least a couple of days without eating, if he doesn't want anything to eat. Best bet, call your pediatrician, someone is bound to be on call over the weekend. Hope she gets to feeling better!!!

Siobhan - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi There, If you want to get some fluid into your little one the best advise I could give would be to give her small amounts of water regularly. Use an eyedropper or teaspoon and give her a couple of ml every five minutes or so. Red cordial is also good. Another way to make sure she takes the fluid slowly is to put the water in a babybottle with the slowest flow teat you have. That way she has can't drink it to quickly and hopefully it will stay down. If she can't keep anything down you will need to see a Dr.

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