Vomiting
This occurs when stomach contents are forced up through the oesophagus and out the mouth. 
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Vomiting

This occurs when stomach contents are forced up through the oesophagus and out the mouth. 

Symptoms:

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Drowsiness
  • Coughing 

Seriousness:

  • Your child needs urgent medical attention if vomit is greenish-yellow or pain in the abdomen that lasts more than six hours or if your baby is younger than 6 months. 
  • Also if there is a headache, stiff neck or flat spots that don't disappear when you press them. 
  • If your child vomits after a fall, has sunken eyes, hasn't passed urine for six hours or is abnormally drowsy, these are also danger signs. 
  • If you suspect your child has gastro, then you can treat them at home, making sure they stay hydrated. 

Treatment:

  • Treatment depends on accompanying symptoms. 
  • Make sure your child takes in water and a rehydrating substance often to prevent dehydration. 

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