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Nausea in Children

What is nausea?

Nausea is defined as the feeling of needing to throw up, feeling queasy, feeling sick to the stomach, or even the involuntary urge to vomit even when the child does not vomit. In most cases, nausea is not a non-specific symptom making it to where nausea can be the indicator for many different issues. Nausea can be caused form motion sickness, flu, food poisoning, and other medical issues. Below are questions about nausea in children that are answered by an Expert.

What could cause nausea in a child that is suffering from abdominal pain with no other symptoms?

In most cases, when a child is suffering from abdominal pain that is causing them to have nausea, this may be from gastritis. The parent may want to take the child to the doctor to see if there is a type of acid blockers that the child could take to relieve the abdominal pain and nausea.

If a child has nausea, vomiting, loose stools, for a few days, how long should these symptoms last and when should the parent take the child to the doctor?

In most cases, when a child has the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and loose stools, then the child may have a viral gastroenteritis and this can last anywhere from seven to ten days. If the child does not have a high fever with this and is able to eat a drink, then the parent generally does not need to take the child in to see the doctor. However, if the child spikes a high fever as well as not being able to stay hydrated, then the parent would need to get the child into see their doctor as soon as possible.

Can stress caused by going to school cause nausea or is there some other health issue that parents may need to look at?

In most cases, if the nausea is just centered around the child going to school, then there is a chance that the nausea could be stressed induced and the parent may also want to talk with the teacher to see if there are any other issues with the child besides the nausea that the child is dealing with before school. In most cases, if there was more serious medical issue, then the symptoms would be worse and more symptoms would appear. There may be a benefit from having some blood work done as well as talking to the child’s doctor about getting some type of antinausea medicine.

Nausea in children may cause concern for some parents. Nausea in children may be a sign of illness or even a sign of stress. Nausea can be caused by a number of things, and when a child has been complaining of nausea, many parents are unsure of that the cause may be. When a child suffers from nausea, then parents may have questions regarding what could cause the nausea, how to treat the nausea, or how long the nausea can last. When these questions arise, then the parents can contact the Experts to receive fast and reliable answers.
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