After your child has vomited, don’t let them eat or drink for 30 to 60 minutes. This will allow your child’s tummy discomfort to subside.
2. Provide regular fluid intake.
Prevent dehydration by making your child drink water from time to time. Making sure your child has enough fluids in their body will help them recover from vomiting.
3. Modifying your child’s diet.
If possible, refrain from giving your child solid food for the first 24 hours after they vomitted. Doing so helps prevent subsequent attacks. You may offer some chicken soup or an electrolyte solution that is recommended by your pediatrician.
If your child gets hungry, you may give simple food like crackers, cereals, rice, or noodles. Avoid giving oily, fatty, or spicy foods until they recover.
4. Give them the right medicine.
Seek medical help when your child develops other symptoms due to frequent vomiting. The doctor may prescribe over-the-counter drugs to alleviate the pain.
It is natural for parents to feel worried, especially when it comes to their child. Knowing the causes and treatment for vomiting in children may help you to be better prepared for when it happens.
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