my son has been vomittng 2-3 times per week, isn't a big eater (doesn't like most foods), occassionally wakes at night screaming unconsolibly and a bottle is the only thing that helps. any idea what could be the problem. He's 14 months old
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Greetings,How long the symptoms are there? Does it happen only at night? Is there any other symptom? How is his weight? Did you consult doctor? Is there any significant past illness?Regards.
He vomited a fair bit as an infant and has never been a big eater since introduced to solids - was ok with purees but has increasingly become pickier with foods and will only eat it from a jar. Will eat bread, cheese, grapes but throws mostly everything else off his tray. Maybe there's a dislike for food as it makes him uncomfortable?
His vomitting has gotten worse this week - 2-3 times, 1 in the morning, 1 at childcare, 1 just after dinner. He sometimes is very moany, cries and I think it's wind/gas because it will often pass after a bit of time.
His weight at 12 months was normal (can't remember exactly but he was 50th percentile which is exactly the same as his brother).
Illness when 8-12 weeks which they thought was whooping cough but ended up be RSV - eventually went away. Other than nothing, normal coughs and colds. Has been coughing quite badly for the past 2 weeks.
Thank you for the input.Vomiting can be from coughing or gastroesophageal reflux. As he is having cough for last 2 weeks, it can be the factor, gastroesophageal reflux may not be the cause. Normally children can have cold and cough mostly from viral infection. When the coughing is going on for 2 weeks, it should be sorted out by physical examination of a doctor and investigations whether it is due to bacterial infection. Sometimes, after a viral episode bacterial infection supervenes. It that case, start of antibiotic will be helpful. If you have any query, please feel free to ask.It will be my privilege to assist you. Regards.
It still does not explain his eating and crying before the coughing started. Does reflux have other symptoms other than vomiting?
Reflux can have symptoms of coughing and vomiting. Head end of the bed can be high up while he sleeps and it can help to prevent reflux. Smaller, more frequent meal, can help keep reflux under control. Sometimes medicines are needed. You can consult his own doctor and if he feels he can have a referral for a pediatric gastroenterologist.
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