What is it?
Eating too much or too fast, or too much rich food at a party, can result in vomiting. It is also a common symptom of other illnesses, but will then be accompanied by other symptoms such as a high fever.

What to do

Vomiting that happens once does not need treatment, as long as your child seems well afterwards. Offer small sips of liquid, and allow him to lie down for a while if he wants to. If vomiting has other symptoms associated with it or happens repeatedly, take your child to the doctor to check for an infection. If your child seems to vomit abnormally often or the vomit shoots out of his mouth (projectile vomiting), get a doctor to check for a physical problem.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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