About this Symptom Checker
Spitting up is common in healthy babies. Spitting up is the easy flow of a baby's stomach contents through his or her mouth, possibly with a burp. As long as your baby seems comfortable and is eating well and gaining weight, there's little cause for concern.
Vomiting occurs when the flow is forceful — shooting out inches rather than dribbling from the mouth. The most common cause of nausea and vomiting is viral gastroenteritis, often called the stomach flu.
Seek emergency medical care if your infant is vomiting very forcefully (projectile vomiting).
Seek emergency medical care for a toddler or older child who has nausea and vomiting that:
Call your child's doctor if:
Also, call your doctor if your child shows any signs of dehydration:
Find possible causes of nausea or vomiting in children based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your child's symptom.
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