Severe vomiting

Severe vomiting can be described as:

  • Vomiting that occurs more than 10 times in a 24-hour period.
  • Vomiting that occurs any time you take a drink and lasts longer than 24 hours.
  • Violent vomiting (vomit shoots out in large quantities).

Last Updated: June 19, 2009

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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