When to seek medical advice

Projectile vomiting in an infant requires prompt medical care.

Call your child's doctor regarding nausea or vomiting if:

  • Vomiting lasts more than 24 hours
  • Vomit contains blood or greenish material
  • Your child has diarrhea or severe abdominal pain
  • Your child has black or bloody stools
  • Your child has recently started a new medication
  • Nausea or vomiting is severe

Also, call your doctor if your child shows any signs of dehydration:

  • No wet diapers or urine production in a period of eight hours
  • Dry skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Crying without tears
  • Unusual sleepiness or irritability
  • A sunken appearance to the abdomen, eyes or cheeks

Nausea or vomiting

Find possible causes of nausea or vomiting based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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