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Child of 19 months still puking up his food..in copious amounts.

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Child of 19 months still puking up his food..in copious amounts. This is going on a while, and its night and daytime. Also having copious stools now... What could be the problem? Its going on since he began eating 'table food'.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Has he seen his pediatrician about this?
talked about food allergies?
any testing done?
blood work?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

He has seen the GP, not a pediatrician. No testing done. GP just saying that this is normal in children. He'll grow out of it!!! His development is very good, no problem there, walking and running about the place and his form is very good. There have been 'bugs' going around but this predates any 'bugs'

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
This needs further investigation
is the child losing weight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No, the child is not losing weight, although his stomach is bloated occasionally. He's generally a happy, active child, very good disposition. Its just the food thing. He's obviously growing well, but his stomach seems to just reject/eject the food a lot. It comes up thick, and sometimes he gets red in the face with the vomiting. He's tired for a little while and then he's fine. He does have plenty of liquids. Would it possibly be the consistency of the food, which is not being pureed...just mashed, and kind of lumpy.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I would try to get into an allergist and have some food allergy testing done
there are also things like eosinophilic esophagitis that can cause this
I would get some blood work for eosinophils done too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Should the GP not have spotted this? What is eosinophils exactly? Is it like 'reflux'?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
eosinophils are markers of allergy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Do you think it is anything to worry about? I mean it cannot be right for a child to wake up ill during the night at his age..crying, and then to puke copious amounts, and finally settle down about an hour later? This is a chronic problem as its going on for months!!!

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
No, it is not an emergency but it needs further investigation
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thank you for this.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
you're welcome
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