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Vomiting is common in children. Often vomiting occurs along with diarrhea and is caused by a virus. Other infections, excitement and coughing may also cause vomiting. Gastroesophageal reflux can also cause vomiting.

If your child is an infant and you have concerns with your baby not tolerating feedings / vomiting after feedings, contact your doctor. If your child has abdominal pain and / or fever with vomiting, also contact your doctor.

Vomiting can cause dehydration or "drying out," which can be very serious. Dehydration happens when your child loses too much liquid.

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Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Liquids to Give Your Child

How to Give Liquids to Your Child

Appropriate Foods and Foods to Avoid

Last Updated: 05/2012