Nausea and Vomiting, Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer
the following questions:
Did you have problems during your pregnancy or
with the delivery of this child? What do you think might be causing
your baby's vomiting? Has your child been exposed to someone with a
similar illness? How long has the vomiting been going
on? Does your child have any other symptoms, such as fever, belly
pain, or diarrhea? Has your child had a recent fall or
injury? How many times has your child vomited? How much fluid is
lost each time? Is your child able to hold down
fluids? What does the vomit look like?
Is there any blood or yellow or green liquid
(bile) in the vomit? Did you find any unusual liquids or pills in
the vomit? What does the vomit smell like? What
prescription or nonprescription medicines are in your home? Did
your child's symptoms start after eating at a restaurant? Has anyone else who
ate there with you become ill? Has your child recently eaten raw or
undercooked seafood? Do you think your child may have eaten any
contaminated food? Has your child recently visited a foreign
country? Has your child recently drunk water from a lake, stream,
or private well? Has your child had any known exposure to toxic
materials, chemicals, or fumes? Does your child have any
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 13, 2013
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