How long should vomiting last in a child?

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asked Sep 5 in Baby/Newborn by aviersmit (1,110 points)
How long should vomiting last in a child?

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answered Sep 5 by VD1978 (3,280 points)
Vomiting in a child should can last between 1 and 2 days.

If the vomiting persists longer than 2 days or the vomiting gets worse then the child should see their doctor or go to the ER or walk in clinic.

It's normal for babies and children to vomit occasionally.

In most cases, the child's vomiting will last no longer than one to two days and isn't a sign of anything serious.

The most common cause of vomiting in children and babies is gastroenteritis.

Gastroenteritis is a short-term illness triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system.

Symptoms of gastroenteritis can include abdominal cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

Some of the causes of gastroenteritis include viruses, bacteria, bacterial toxins, parasites, particular chemicals and some drugs.   

Call your child's healthcare provider and seek medical care if: Your child is younger than 2 months of age and vomits after all feedings.

Vomiting has persisted longer than 24 hours.

Your baby is wetting significantly fewer diapers than normal.  

Most cases of a child vomiting are nothing serious but make sure the child is staying hydrated if they can get some fluids down.

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