Toddler vomiting and diarrhea no fever: What to do?

Toddler vomiting and diarrhea no fever

Vomiting is Forcefully expelling the stomach’s contents out of the mouth. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia.

Loose, watery bowel movements that may occur frequently and with a sense of urgency. In small children, these problems are very common.


Possible Causes of Diarrhoea in Toddler


Infection from viruses like rotavirus, bacteria like salmonella and, rarely, parasites like giardia. Viruses are the most common cause of a child’s diarrhea

What to do?

Bananas – Rice – Applesauce – Toast. The foods that make up the B.R.A.T diet are those foods that will help cause the bulking and hardening of the stool. These foods include grains and certain fruits. Below are more foods that will help firm-up and bind the baby’s stools when diarrhea occurs


Possible Causes of Vomiting in Toddler

1.Stomach flu

An intestinal infection marked by diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting.

2.Food Poisoning

Consumption of contaminated foods with bacteria, virus, toxins.

3.Motion Sickness

Vomiting caused due to motion during traveling.

4.Viral Gastritis 

A stomach infection caused by a virus.

5.Chronic Diarrhea of Infancy

Persistent diarrhea in young who is not healthy.


What to do?

Prevent dehydration through oral rehydration therapy (ORT). After the child vomits, parents should wait about 30 minutes for the stomach to settle before initiating ORT.

Keep children off of solid foods for 24 hours after vomiting. Solid foods should be avoided for about 24 hours. The BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) is an effective way to reintroduce food after vomiting.


Ayurvedic Treatment

For Diarrhoea: Incorporate spices like turmeric, cumin, fennel seeds, coriander, and hing (asafetida) in your diet.
Drink ginger or cumin tea once a day. Avoid ice-cold drinks or food. Don’t drink ice water as it slows Agni and digestion. Don’t snack, if not hungry.

For Vomiting: Chamomile tea also helps and soothes a child suffering from nausea. One dose can be given with or in between the meals twice a day. Ginger tea is also beneficial for stomachache, nausea, and vomiting in kids.

About Dr. Ankurman Handique 44 Articles
A registered Ayurveda Practitioner. Loves to spread the knowledge of this Ancient Medical Science. He completed his degree BAMS(Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from Govt. Ayurvedic College, Guwahati, Assam, India

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