Vomiting may be caused by a virus infection of the stomach, food poisoning and by eating or drinking too much.It normally stops within 24 hours and may be followed by diarrhoea. Some children will vomit when they have a temperature.

Rest. Eat nothing for 24 hours. Drink small sips of water regularly. As the stomach settles try bread or clear soup before gradually returning to a normal diet. Children and Infants: Try Dioralyte sachets made up with cooled boiled water to replace body fluids.

Make an appointment to see the doctor if vomiting is accompanied by continuous stomach pain, if vomiting lasts for longer than 24 hours, or if a vomiting child has a temperature of more than 38C(100F)

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