There is a wicked bug going around, so I thought it was a good time to answer questions about vomiting, diarrhea, dehydrations and all that good stuff.
Q: My child has vomited five times in the last two hours. What's going on?!
A: Chances are your child has the stomach flu. Stomach flu is a general term for infections (usually viral) that cause a sudden onset of profuse vomiting and sometimes fever usually accompanied by diarrhea within 24
Posted by: drmolly in vomiting, headache, brain tumor on
Jan 17, 2010
I got an e-mail from a parent whose 11-year-old son had awoken at about 4 a.m. each of the last three nights with headache and vomiting. He would vomit a few times, the headache improved and he could return to sleep until the morning. He was fine during the day in every way and didn't have any lingering symptoms of this night time head pain.
Nothing worries a pediatrician more than this story. A child who awakens from sleep in the wee hours
Last week my newly minted high school freshman daughter began marching band camp. This camp is rigorous and starts at 8 in the morning and goes until 4 in the afternoon. The kids carry instruments, march and play, all while holding a precise posture and wearing summer clothes. So I talked to my daughter about the signs of heat exhaustion before the week began. I can't imagine how the football players, all layered in their gear while working out
I cannot think of anything more fun than showering a vomit covered, sobbing 7-year-old at 2 a.m. while his bedding is being stripped and changed. Of course it would be way more fun if while you were stripping the bed, you start vomiting, too. Bonus!
Ahh, the stomach flu. We all have had it and frankly we'll all have it again and again. Lots of different viruses cause vomiting and diarrhea and most of them are self limited and last only a few