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persistant vomiting

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 1, 2009
  • 11:46 PM

My toddler has now been vomiting nearly every day for the past 10 weeks. Originally it was thought she had the flu, she may have, but then she had the measels. The last of the spots went 3 weeks ago. Vomiting only occurs at night now after persistant coughing, often twice and projectile. She has also had diareaha for the past week. During the day she is happy, good appitite. She has started taking infant gaviscon but this does not seem to be working. She has also taken a course of antibiotics. Doctors do not believe this is asthma. Please help!

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  • If this lasts more than a few more days, see if you can find a pediatric gastroenterologist in your area. Ask your pediatrician to refer you.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • This sounds a lot like something that happened to me twice when I was a child - both times I had respiratory influenza. The coughing-until-I-vomited lasted for a while. I was put on a mist machine to help with the coughing and after a while it went away.Being a daycare teacher now, I also had a child with the same problem, and hers was chronic rather than intermittent like mine. Her doctors treated her for various respiratory conditions including asthma, and while she improved with certain treatments, the coughing didn't go away. I wasn't around long enough to find out if she got a final diagnosis, but they were certain is was respiratory.I would see someone about a possible respiratory condition and follow up with a gastroenterologist.
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