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Cyclic
Vomiting
Syndrome



           ((April Dougherty))
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   No known causes
   Mostly found in children
   Dehydration
   Electrolyte imbalance (loss of important salts that keep body
    functioning properly)
   Peptic esophagitis (esophagus becomes injured)
   Hematemesis (irritated esophagus. Blood mixes with vomit)
   Mallory-Weiss Tear (esophagus may tears open and stomach
    bruises from vomiting or retching)
   Tooth decay
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       Severe vomiting     *Excessive thirst
       Nausea
                          *sensitivity to light
       Gagging                             *fever
       Pallor (pale)       *dizziness
       Exhaustion                  *diarrhea
       Listlessness        *abdominal pain
       Drooling
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 Prodrome    (nausea & vomiting; abdominal pain.
    Lasts minutes to hours)
 Episode    (nausea & vomiting; inability to eat,
    drink, and take medicine w/out vomiting;
    paleness, drowsiness, and exhaustion)
 Recovery   (nausea & vomiting stop; color, health,
    and appetite return)
 Symptom-free     interval (between episodes & no
    symptoms)
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     Cannot    be cured
     Plenty   of rest
     Stay   in bed and sleep and dark, quiet room
     Drink   water and replace electrolytes
     Eat   solids when appetite returns
     When symptoms begin, can take tylenol or
     ibuprofen to attempt to prevent episodes
     Prescriptions      are offered by doctors
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     No   clear tests
     Doctor looks at symptoms and medical
     history to exclude other, more common
     diseases and disorders that could cause
     nausea & vomiting
     Doctors   need to identify patterns or cycles
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       Most common is an infection

       Mostly in children: emotional stress or excitement

       Colds, allergies, sinus problems, and flu in some

       Eating certain foods (chocolate or cheese)

       Eating too much

       Eating before bed

       Hot weather

       Physical exhaustion

       Menstruation

       Motion sickness