What are the causes and symptoms of vomiting in toddlers?
Don’t you feel really upset when your little one gets sick to the stomach and throws up repeatedly? Vomiting can be quite an unpleasant symptom for toddlers as well as their parents. However, it is a common problem and almost every child has suffered from vomiting at some time or the other.
Causes of vomiting in toddlers
There are several different factors that could cause your toddler to throw up. Given below are some of the most common causes of vomiting in toddlers:
As you can see most of the causes of vomiting in toddlers can be a cause for concern and therefore should be checked by a doctor. The symptoms of vomiting in toddlers include cramps or pain in the stomach, bile and so on.
Submitted by J on March 13, 2012 at 02:04How to get rid of congested cough in toddler?
A congested cough is a very common occurrence in toddlers. At times, the cough may be severe enough to disrupt their sleep. Unfortunately, relieving a congested cough in toddlers could be a bit of a challenge, as over the counter medicines could have an adverse effect on their bodies. However, there are several ways in which you could alleviate a toddler congested cough. Given below are a few remedies you could try, for easing the congested cough in your toddler:
In case the congested cough in your toddler does not improve in spite of using these remedies, it may be best for you to seek medical advice.
Submitted by N on September 26, 2011 at 05:32What causes vomiting in toddlers at night?
Submitted by J on September 15, 2011 at 01:11
When your child coughs all through the night, it is only natural that as a parent you are unable to sleep. This is a common event in every home where there is a toddler.
Cough is generally a reflex action done in order to clear the air passage and clear the irritation that happens in the throat of a child. Ideally a cough acts as a protective reflex which helps to get rid of unwanted mucus and foreign particle, if any.
Kids generally get two types of cough—wet cough and dry cough. A wet cough is generally a result of normal cold with the typical symptoms of running nose and phlegm like sound while coughing. Your child may also suffer from sneezing bouts and may complain of a blocked nose and also occasional headache and ear pain.
However, if your child is suffering from dry cough, it will be just cough with no production of phlegm. This is a typical allergic cold and will be very different from the normal cold.
Cough helps in getting rid of the phlegm accumulation that must have happened as a result of a severe cold. Many a time, a child may end up vomiting because the large quantities of phlegm may irritate the soft palate of the child leading to a vomiting sensation.
Toddlers, unlike adults, do not know that they should spit the phlegm, so they end up swallowing it. Vomiting is the only way for their bodies to expel the accumulated phlegm. The other way for it to go out of the body is through the child’s stool.
In most cases, the phlegm clears on its own by way of vomiting and by passing through the stool. So you need not worry. This happens in three to four weeks after your child catches a cold. However, if you find that your child is continuously having wet cough wherein he/she is making chesty phlegm sounds, then you need to seek the opinion of a doctor as it can be an indication of a possible chest infection.
General medication helps in treating cough but the best way for the kids to find some relief is by vomiting the phlegm out of their bodies. Wait and watch for a few days. However, if you feel that your child is not finding any relief and is suffering needlessly, take him/her to a doctor and a course of antibiotics will do the trick.
Submitted by P T on May 4, 2010 at 12:37