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Whats wrong with my son??

OK my son is 4 years old. He gets sick alot, i mean he throws up alot. It is mostly drinks that he throws up. I notice that he throws up drinks that have coloring in it.. like fruit punch or any kind of kool aid. What would be doing this to him?? And Why?

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Asked by MyAngelNick06 at 1:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • He may have an allergy/intolerance to artificial food colorings if it is just those things that are making him sick. Do a trial off the drinks/foods with food colorings in them and see how he does. If he doesn't get sick on the healthier drinks, then you most likely have your answer & will simply have to teach him to avoid drinks/foods with those chemicals in them. Alternatively, you could take him to his pediatrician and maybe get a referral to a pediatric allergist or gastroenterologist and see what the doctors have to say about it.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 1:14 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • i would ask your dr. it could be too much sugar or a reaction to the food coloring, since you mention that. but it could also be a medical condition like reflux or something that could be helped w/medicine. it never hurts to ask a dr. =)

    Answer by pugmama at 1:14 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • well 1) stop giving them to him! drinks with coloring have very few nutrients anyway.
    2) have your doctor test him for allergies.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:24 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Agree w/ Mom2aspclboy -- sounds like sensitivity to food coloring or something along those lines. Try giving him only single 100% juices, watered down (like apple, grape, etc), or just water or milk.

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 1:48 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I would take away all drinks besides water and see how he does. Then add in milk after a week. This might help you to drill down on what it is that is causing his problem

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 4:26 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • ask a doc

    Answer by regian19832002 at 12:22 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Artificial colorings are made from coal tar. These types of drinks also have a lot of citric acid in them. He most likely has acid reflux.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:55 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Skip the artifical colors and flavors. We avoid those anyway as they really aren't good for you.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 2:37 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I agree with the ladies above! (Except the rudde comments!) Also, you should keep a jpurnal of everything he eats that made him throw up that day. This is what they told me to do when i took my son and he ended up allergic to peantus and was eating PB&J sandwisches!!! So the jpournal will help them alot in diagnosing him..instead of just having him poked with all those needles to find out what hes allergic to! :) Good luck!

    Answer by MamaCass2003 at 3:46 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • It sounds like he probably has an allergy to something that he is drinking. I would call the doctor .

    Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 6:07 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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