Posted on Oct 05, 2009 | Comments 0
The last thing that you want to think about when you give birth to your newborn is diseases, especially diseases that cause excessive vomiting.
You may not know why and what is making your little one to throw up so much.
You have tried several things to try to help your child but nothing seems to help.
The best thing to do is to take your newborn to a qualified pedestrian who is familiar with all of the diseases that can make a newborn vomit excessively.
They will be able to do whatever tests are needed to help your newborn get a healthier start in his or her young life.
Your baby may be suffering from reflux if he or she is vomiting. A baby’s milk and other liquids that he or she drinks may decide to travel back up their esophagus.
When this happens it is usually because the valve at the bottom of the esophagus has not quite developed enough yet. This under developed valve does not become tight enough to keep liquids down.
This problem is usually not life-threatening and can be helped by letting them remain upright for a short period of time once they are fed.
If your newborn has Hirschsprung’s disease they can have trouble having a bowel movement and may throw up quite a bit. Sometimes they may throw up green bile that comes out of the liver. This type of defect affects your baby’s colon muscles.
Your baby will not have enough cells in this area. In more serious cases of this disease your baby may suffer from their colon being blocked.
Your pediatrician will probably want to do surgery to take care of this problem. A skilled surgeon will be able to remove the part of the colon that has become diseased.
Vomiting a great deal could be the cause of something as simple as the common cold. When your baby gets a cold, he or she usually gets either a nose that runs or they have congestion in their nasal passages.
Coughing and drainage from the nasal passage into their stomach can cause your baby to throw up. If your baby has been around other people or children who have had a cold [cold symptoms] then this is probably why your baby is now sick.
You will want to make sure that your newborn gets plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Using a humidifier in your baby’s room will also help with their cold.
If vomiting continues, your pediatrician will be able to advise you on what kind of medication you can give your newborn baby.
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Newborns who have congenital adrenal hyperplasia may suffer from various symptoms including vomiting. It can affect their growth and genitals and it can also cause excessive amounts of hormones to occur in their small bodies. This disease needs to be treated by a well qualified professional because it can become serious.
Early detection in all these health problems will ensure that your baby lives a long and wonderful life.
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