Although there are many different reasons why children have persistent vomiting and digestive disorders, in general, this is a serious symptom that mothers need to pay attention to.
Causes of children having digestive disorders and vomiting continuously
- Gastroenteritis: this is the most common cause of digestive disorders and vomiting in children, especially in children < 3 years old. It usually lasts for several days with symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, chills, body aches, etc.
- Food allergies: vomiting, rash, hives, swelling of the face, swelling around the eyes, lips, tongue or roof of the mouth
- Children with milk intolerance: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating, gas… the symptoms appear 30 minutes – 2 hours after drinking milk.
- Appendicitis: high fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, stronger pain in the right iliac fossa, should touch this area to judge (the child will hurt when pressed). The child should be taken to the hospital immediately if in doubt. In most cases, the appendix will need to be surgically removed
- Extra-intestinal infections: urinary tract infections (UTIs), otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis…
- Children accidentally swallow poison, food poisoning, so the body will vomit a lot or have diarrhea to release toxins
- Congenital pyloric stenosis: the path from the stomach to the intestine is narrowed, food cannot pass easily, so it is easy to induce vomiting.
- Intussusception: children vomiting a lot, abdominal pain intermittently, bloody stools, pale, pale body, soft body, sweating …
Children with digestive disorders, vomiting, are they dangerous?
In newborns, occasional regurgitation is a normal physiological phenomenon and babies can still feed, sleep, play well, gain weight evenly. However, if the child has digestive disorders and vomiting continuously, appears at the same time with many symptoms and does not show signs of improvement, the mother needs to take the baby to the doctor to be examined by a doctor to clarify the cause and guide the solution, suitable treatment.
Vomiting a lot can cause children to become severely dehydrated, with inadequate nutrition. It could even be a sign of a more serious problem like meningitis.
When children have digestive disorders and vomiting continuously, what to do?
When the child has vomiting, digestive disorders but is still healthy to eat and play normally, parents should continue to monitor more, give the child more water or suckle more to avoid dehydration, avoid carbonated soft drinks.
But if your child has any of the following symptoms, take him to the doctor:
- Children show signs of dehydration: dry mouth, crying without tears, urinating less
- Is vomit green or bloody?
- Your child vomits or vomits for more than 1 or 2 days
- Sudden, severe abdominal pain
- Bloody stools
- Body flabby, irritable, poorly responsive