Surely, every child at least once in his life came across a gag reflex. It is important not to be afraid of it, because it is a normal reaction of the body to harmful and excess food. Thus, the stomach tries to free itself from what is stopping it.
There are many reasons for the occurrence of this phenomenon, it is important to identify and eliminate them in time and correctly, and also to help the body cope with the consequences.
Here the reason may be in the freshness and / or quality of the products, as well as in their quantity. The body reacts most quickly to bad fish and dairy products. In such cases, vomiting appears after an hour or two after eating.
If the reason is in the amount of food, then the result can be seen immediately. My daughter sometimes had vomiting before, if she ate a large amount of liquid porridge. Therefore, no matter how tasty the dish is, you should monitor the size of the child’s portions.
The causative agent in this case may be a virus, and bacteria, and even fungi. The most common cause of the disease – dirty hands, unwashed fruits and vegetables, contaminated water (often in summer). In most cases, in addition to vomiting, diarrhea and fever are present.
However, each case is individual. For example, when her daughter had an intestinal infection, she only had vomiting and loose stools.
Acute infectious diseases
Sometimes vomiting occurs in children and during acute respiratory infections (influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia) and during other inflammatory processes in the body. In such cases, this phenomenon simply characterizes the severe course of the disease, intoxication with decay products, and nausea joins it.
Vomiting is one of the first symptoms of such serious diseases of the nervous system as meningitis and encephalitis. Often there are severe headaches, high body temperature.
In such cases, an immediate call for a doctor and hospitalization is required, since these diseases develop very quickly.
Vomiting is often present andinflammation of the appendix. Again, it is necessary to consult a doctor who can identify the remaining symptoms (pain in the abdomen, fever).
Also, gagging occurs when disorders of the gastrointestinal tract – gastritis, for example. Another reason could be the ingress of a foreign body in the digestive tract.
Often nausea and vomiting occur if baby swaying in transport. To avoid this, it is advisable to avoid eating right before the trip. If the child is constantly swaying, you should pay attention to special drugs that can be purchased at the pharmacy.
As you can see, there are many reasons, it is important to identify it correctly. Also, do not forget that, together with vomitus, the body loses a certain amount of fluid, the reserves of which should be replenished. So do not forget about the correct drinking regime.
And what was the cause of vomiting in your child?