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When should I call a doctor about my child's vomiting?

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Call your doctor if:

  • Is vomiting frequently
  • Spits up or vomits strongly
  • Spits up more than one or two tablespoons of milk
  • Spits up brown, red, or green liquid
  • Doesn't gain weight
  • Wets fewer diapers than usual
  • Is sluggish or very tired, or prefers not to move
  • Has a fever higher than 102 Fahrenheit
  • Has blood in vomit or stools
  • Is vomiting and crying without tears
  • Has diarrhea more than once a day

From: Vomiting (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/14/2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

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