Intermittent, ongoing vomiting in children

Intermittent, ongoing vomiting usually does not increase a child's risk of dehydration or other problems as long as the child is able to hold down food and fluids between vomiting. Some young children vomit every once in a while for no apparent reason, and this does not cause any long-term problems. However, if the vomiting continues, a medical evaluation is recommended to determine whether there is an underlying cause. The more time that passes between episodes of vomiting, the less concerning it is.

Last Updated: June 19, 2009

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