Reasons & Treatment For Toddler Fever and Vomiting

Toddler fever and vomiting is one of the common symptoms related to fever among toddlers. Toddler fever vomit can cause discomfort to the child and also make it difficult for parents to handle an uneasy toddler. Toddler fever and vomit could be mainly due to flu or indicate any other serious health condition such as food poisoning or gastrointestinal disorders.

It is important for parents to be informed about the various indications related to toddler fever vomiting. Parents must pay extra attention to children when unwell. This is the time you need to spend with your child to understand the child’s health better.


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If Toddler fever with vomit or toddler fever and no vomit causes concern, it is advisable to contact a pediatrician immediately.

Reasons for Toddler Vomiting

Some common reasons that may cause discomfort to your child in the process of vomiting induced by fever are:
  • Congestion or respiratory infections that may lead to nausea and vomiting among toddlers.
  • Intestinal disorders such as viral or bacterial infections that may affect the intestines and cause vomiting
  • Intake or consumption of toxic substances such as drugs, plants, and medicines may induce vomiting.
  • Food poisoning or the intake of contaminated food or water can also cause vomiting among toddlers
  • Certain serious disorders among toddlers such as pneumonia, appendicitis and meningitis can also cause vomiting among toddlers.
  • Tantrums or excessive crying can also induce vomiting among toddlers.

Treatment for Toddler Vomiting

It is important to note that certain types of vomiting are not serious in nature and could be only a single instance. Intestinal disorders also cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss of appetite apart from vomiting among toddlers.

Repeated instances of vomiting require immediate medical attention. A toddler can get dehydrated with continuous vomiting and may suffer from an inability to retain solid food. This may result in weakness among toddlers. A toddler’s body requires ample fluids to keep the child hydrated, vomiting can reduce the required level of body fluids. Electrolyte solutions, citrus juices, tender coconut water are the best ways to keep your child hydrated despite vomiting. It is not necessary to give the child the chosen fluid at one go, but parents can give the toddler a limited quantity (a sip at a time) to soothe the belly and keep the child hydrated.

Certain signs that parents must recognize to call for immediate medical attention are:
  • Lethargy, dark yellow urine
  • Signs of jaundice or yellowing of skin or eyes
  • If vomit contains blood
  • Decreased urination, dry lips
  • Vomiting that continues for more than 24 hours.
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