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If Your Child Is Going To Vomit, Do Not Push Him To The Bathroom

If Your Child Is Going To Vomit, Do Not Push Him To The Bathroom

Vomiting is an unpleasant symptom experienced by all of us at one time or another in our lives. It can be caused by several diseases but most often it is transient and not serious. However, in some cases, it can cause complications and some actions are to be avoided, including this one. Discover which one!

Vomiting consists of an expulsion of the contents of the stomach through the mouth. When this process is triggered, the abdominal muscles and diaphragm contract by crushing the stomach. One of the two openings of the stomach, the one that opens the passage of food to the intestines retracts, while the other, the one that opens the passage of food to the mouth opens. The contents of the stomach are then expelled through the mouth.

If Your Child Is Going To Vomit, Do Not Push Him To The Bathroom

These may be accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, intolerance to light or blood. In this case, a medical checkup is required. Note that the symptoms of vomiting are to be examined more closely in the elderly and young children as they can lead to dehydration and other more serious complications.

Complications related to vomiting

Indeed, serious complications can occur during the process of expulsion of the contents of the stomach and they require hospitalization. Among these are the hydro-electrolytic disorders (renal insufficiency, hypochloremia), dehydration, malnutrition, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, that is to say the superficial tear of the mucosa located at the junction of the esophagus and stomach or bronchial inhalation syndrome. Although rare, they occur especially when we perform certain actions such as trying to restrain expelled vomit, the cause of bronchial inhalation syndrome. The vomit enters the airways, causing aspiration pneumonia. This complication can lead to death after breathing difficulties, as shown by this tragedy that affected a 16-year-old boy.

The danger of refraining from throwing up

A 16-year-old boy slept with his brother in the same room. He woke up brutally in the night, with an urgent desire to vomit. He rushed to the bathroom while holding his vomit in his mouth so as not to dirty the carpet of the room. After vomiting, he complained of breathing difficulties and unfortunately he died a little later.

The doctor who examined him confirmed the fact that the boy choked on his vomit, trying to restrain him and that the latter passed directly into his airways.

Thus, to avoid any serious complications related to vomiting, here is the important advice to follow:

When the vomit is expelled through our mouth, we must never try to hold it back. This primary advice is to give especially to children who must vomit instantly because otherwise they may choke. Therefore, remind them to never refrain from vomiting and share this article to spread this vital advice as much as possible!