Preventing dehydration in a vomiting child
Vomiting in children increases their risk for dehydration especially if the child has fever which causes them to sweat more or loss of fluid through diarrhea. Prolonged and severe vomiting can cause a child to lose sodium, potassium and chloride . These minerals are essential in transmission of nerve impulse and the contraction of muscles. They are also essential in regulating body fluid balance.
It is essential for a sick child to take in water to take care of the normal daily needs as well as extra to make up for fluid loss and prevent dehydration.