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4 Year Old Throwing up No Temp

my 4 year old daughter started throwing up at 2 am today. out of a sound sleep she woke up and threw up. we took her temp and found it at 98.6. she fell back to sleep around 3 am, woke up at 8 am and was perfect all day...not really hungry but drinking like a trooper. she had a few chocolate chip cookies around 4 pm, that's all we could get her to eat. fell asleep around 8 pm and i heard her gag at 10:45 and found her not really awake, trying to throw up. i sat her up and she woke up. I put the little bucket in front of her and she threw up in the bucket, still...her temp is 98.5...what's going on ? she was perfect all day after that 2 am episode and again from a sound sleep needs to throw up.

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Riley J - she is getting over a cold and had so much "cucks" coming out of her nose. It could be her sinuses. We'll see how it goes today and will take her to Dr. Brewer tomorrow. She loves "Her Dr. Brewer".

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There's a stomach bug going around. My daughter had it - and her teacher said 10 kids (that's nearly half the class !) were all out with it. For her it lasted a couple of days - but then developed into a pounding headache and ear infection -so watch for those possible symptoms .

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Normal temps are really common with stomach bugs. In fact, very very few come with a fever. Also, especially with little kids, about 1/2 the time when vomiting presents WITH a fever, it's not actually a stomach bug, but post nasal drip that's hitting their gag reflex.

Whenever my son starts throwing up at night, regardless of fever/no fever, I check his sinuses (tapping), and look to see if he's got mucous running down the back of his throat (you have to wait a bit after the vomiting). If either are positive I give him a dose of pseudoephedrine, which solves both problems in about 20 minutes. While it's only about half the time for kids in general, for my kiddo the vast majority of the time it's mucous hitting his gag reflex.

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There's a stomach bug going around. My daughter had it - and her teacher said 10 kids (that's nearly half the class !) were all out with it. For her it lasted a couple of days - but then developed into a pounding headache and ear infection -so watch for those possible symptoms .

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My guess is that it could be a cold. When my kids get runny noses, the post nasal drip bothers their stomachs and makes them gag (especially at night/when they are lying down). My kids used to sit up, throw up and then be fine. If the vomit is mostly phlegm, that could be it. Otherwise, could be a virsus and you should call your doc and ask when and if you should come in.

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Sounds exactly like my daughter last weekend. My advice keep her hydrated and take her to her Pedi. Mine ended up in the Hosp. There is a stomach bug going around.

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My 5 year old son did the same thing last week. Vomited 2 nights in a row, no temp, no appetite. He did complain about stomach pain several hours before the first time he vomited, but the actual vomiting seemed to make him feel a lot better. It went away in a couple of days and he's been fine. I think it was just a virus. Hopefully it's the same for you.

If it continues past a couple of days or she won't take liquids, I would take her to the doctor. Sometimes just calling the dr. and hearing that he has symptoms of something similar that's "going around" can be really reassuring.

Good luck and let us know how she does!

C.

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Mild case of food poisoning?
There is some problem I have heard of in adults where they get some stomach acid coming up into their esophagus...forgot what it is called.
Also, any nasal problems? Sometimes mucus in the throat can cause gagging.
I would keep her close for a while, just to make sure she won't choke on her vomit, and if it happens again, call the pediatrician.

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Sounds like she has a stomach virus.. Just try to give her as many fluids as she can keep down. Putting a cool wash cloth behind her neck will help calm her... I do not know why but it really helps stop the vomiting. . Also ginger and mint are calming for the tummy. Maybe some ginger ale or some mint tea would help.. If she could eat some bland food like crackers, chicken soup, popsicles, jello....
I AM SENDING YOU STRENGTH.

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My daughter did this last month. She threw up twice and then stopped for about 12 hours and then threw up one more time. She didn't run fever either. I would just let her rest and in the morning just give her fluids. No chocolate chip cookies :) ( hard, I know. They can be throwing up and still want chocolate) If your docs office has a nurse line, you could try that. Or just let her tummy rest and see what happens. Good luck. I hate when they throw up.

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This may be a long shoot, but she could simply be cold. My kids, as well as myself, get upset tummies from being underdressed or uncovered at night and exposed to some cold. Give her light dinners (no milk or eggs) and wrap a lightweight blanket around her torso for keeping it warm while she sleeps, and see if things improve. Also (sorry, I know this is gross), if the vomit is yellowish, that's usually a good indication that the vomiting is being caused by cold.

Good luck. I hope she feels better soon.

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I would take her to the Doctor.
Ii can be anything and its curious that is only seems to occur after she is lying down or had been sleeping.

I would check with the Doctor, to properly diagnose her.

All the best,
Susan

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Hi,

There is a bad stomach bug going around. My daughter threw up several times last Friday (no fever or other symptoms besides being cranky) and I thought it was all over. Sunday night she woke up in the middle of the night and threw up. Nothing the next day then threw up again Monday night. That was it for the throwing up but she must have gotten a cold too because she has had a cold all week.

Hope it's over soon. I recommend as much pedialyte (liquid or popsicle) as you can get in

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Sounds like either sinus drainage (from cold or allergies) with the mucus upsetting her stomach, or acid reflux (she lies down and the acid works its way back into the esophagus. If it's viral, I don't see how taking her into the pediatrician will help - there's no treatment. There are things you can do nutritionally to alleviate either problem - I'd be happy to help you with that. I would NOT go the route of reflux medications - I see SO many posts about that in MamaSource and MamaPedia - it's astounding how many doctors are throwing kids onto that stuff. I also read so much about people eliminating all kinds of foods from their diets to "solve" these problems but they are making themselves miserably through deprivation. I would say no to the cookies, as hard as that is. You could try flat ginger all, regular not diet. There is also a condition called hyperemesis which is basically a lot of throwing up that comes from not eating enough (which is caused by throwing up - I know, vicious circle) and the blood sugar level drops too low. Bland foods - you know, the "BRAT" diet of bananas, rice, applesauce, toast. Some turkey can be substituted for the "T" too. Small amounts of food throughout the day.

I just came from a nutritional conference and there is so much exciting stuff coming out of research, clinical trials and dietary changes with proper supplementation. It's so easy if you let the food scientists do the work - they know so much more than the doctors, who generally have no nutritional training. The good doctors will admit it though! My doctor and my husband's doctor are thrilled with what's happened for us. There were some great doctors and thousands of parents in the conference hall sharing what they had done for their kids - I'd be happy to share with you.

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If nothing has changed, which it probably has, but if you are still having this same problem it could be epilepsy. The person has a seizure and throwing up is the main symptom, and mostly this will happen at night in the sleep. It's a rare type of seizure, so docs don't normally think to check for this. They just do a sleep study, cuz they have to get the episode on a thing called an EEG. It isn't invasive and doesn't hurt, and is very simple. I hope I am way off base here, but if you are still looking for answers, this could be it, not many people know about it, and it was recently on mystery diagnosis, it is a real t.v. show, and not very widely known by many docs. Best of luck to you!

As many here have already said, there is a stomach bug going around. My daughter and I had it, and most of our daycare, including teachers, had it. And the preschool next door was closed for two days because of it. It is vomiting, with no fever, followed by loss of appetite. Both my daughter and I were vomiting at night, fine the day before and the day after. But it is lasting anywhere from 1-3 days for some.

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