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Friday, June 19, 2015

Vomiting in children

Vomiting:... a often true symptom but wrongly labelled or wrongly interpreted by people makes doctors mismanage at times.
Anything that looks like vomiting need not be vomiting.
Something coming out of mouth.. say curdish milk in infants is called possetting... a normal phenomena.
If its frothy or spitting out.. beware it may be type of seizure if child is losing eye contact along with.
The term vomiting from inside often means retching reflux or at times throat discomfort....
Vomiting just before cough and immediately with food is often choking or gagging than vomiting as seen th throat or tonsil issues.
Vomiting little time after food can be food pipe or gut problems primarily infections.
Vomiting with infection doesnt last more than three days.
Vomiting with hyperacidity or neurological issues tend to recur unless properly treated.
Repeated vomits can also be due to hut obstruction or TB.
Vomiting lasting for weeks surely has a serious problems. also available at kondekar.com
Sometimes it can be psychogenic especially in some adolescents.
In viral gastroenteritis its often with loose stools. In dysentery; vomiting are uncommon.

Vomiting that doesn't cause weight loss or is barely 2-3 times a day may not be serious unless known cause in background.
Vomiting with jaundice or yellow urine is likely to be waterborn hepatitis.
Vomiting after medicines and stale food is pretty common and most vomitings need chewable antiemetics with fluid support till the disease is understood. For details whatsap 9869405747


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डॉं कोंडेकर संतोष वेंकटरमण@मुंबई Dr Santosh Kondekar is now also available at Shushrusha hospital Dadar West . Mumbai India. Monday to Friday at 7 to 9 PM. www.kondekar.com DR SK is a qualified pediatrician with MD and DNB qualification, from India who has specialised himself in counselling parents and children about the knowledge and various aspects of child health, illness, treament, diseases and their doctors. Dr SK is working as a pediatric intensivist and respiratory and infections specialist at Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai India 400012. He has clinical expertise in guiding doctors, patients and also managing various illnesses and / or clinical situations concerning child health and its aspects like: Growth, Development Social and behavioural pediatrics including ADHD Respiratory illnesses including cold,cough, asthma Cardiac illnesses including congenital defects and rheumatic diseases Renal diseases Gastrointestinal diseases including diarrhea, vomiting, infections. hematological illnesses including anemias and hemorrhages. and various infections caused by various bugs like bacteria viruses and fungus. and many other clinical situations, illnesses, diseases. He has special interest in tuberculosis and other infections affecting various body organs and systems. The answers posted at above website are sole opinions of Dr SK with or without references and personal experience. These answers are just hypothetical and logical assesment of the limited information provided by the parent to the doctor in the form. The doctor being not able to examine the patiet and / or being not able to have access to reports, is practically not in a position to make diagnosis orprove it wrong... or suggest any treatment. Treatment suggested by this doctor at this site is just a hypothetical suggestion in agiven hypothetical limited situation which the parent may use for his basic understanding or discussion with his doctor, and for understanding and following basic health norms. Donot follow any prescription just because it was mentioned at this site. The consultation didnot take place, as the doctor has not examined the patient, legally its impossible to give any online prscription. What the doctor had written here is not a prescription for the given hypothetical case.
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