Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: christina | 2009/11/03

Q.

1 yr old injection to stop vomitting

Hello

My one yr old was vomitting after each meals and the doctor recommended a injection to stop it.I said NO.

Another doc we phoned said we should have given suppositries

Which is correct ?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Neither are correct and in fact both of these 'treatments' are strongly contraindicated when a baby is vomiting. You must find out why your baby is vomiting. Vomiting is usually an early sign of a gastro infection but there are other causes including meningitis in babies. Please take your baby to be seen at a paediatric emergency unit if your baby is still vomiting.

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