Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mpho | 2009/06/11


projectile vomiting

my 3 yr old son , a known asthmatic had an episode of projectile vomiting following drinking a lot of tap water. not a first episode. at nite he gets woken by terrible abdominal pains which are relieved by applying pressure to the stomach, these pains he never has during the day. he sweats so much at night! im worried. what are the possibilities. could it be diabetes? bowel obstruction? should i rush to the doctor? he seems fine now.

Expert's Reply



I am concerned about your son's symptoms especially the fact that he regularly has severe abdominal pain at night and also the fact that he has night sweats and episodes of projectile vomiting. It is improtant for a proper diagnosis of his problem to be made.One of the first illnesses that needs to be excluded here is TB. Please take him to be seen by a paediatrician. This needs to be done ASAP.

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