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My 24 yr old son has been vomiting since 11:00 am. He lacks an enzyme that breaks down alcohol in the system and he drank more than he should have last night. He went to the emergency room for this in the past where a doctor figured out what was causing him to be so sick. How long should I wait to see if this will pass without treatment before bringing him to the er?
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The symptoms may last upto 48 hours.

Your son should drink plenty of Gatorade to prevent dehydration.

Over the counter Peptobismol also may be tried to control vomiting.

However if no improvement in next 4 to 6 hours, it is better to go to the ER for further management.
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