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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition that causes your child to vomit many times in a row for no known reason. Your child first has a sense that an episode is about to start. This is followed by nausea, and vomiting that can continue for hours to days. This may happen over and over for several days. Then your child has no nausea or vomiting for weeks or months before the cycle starts again.

What other signs and symptoms may my child have?

What causes or increases my child's risk for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

How is cyclic vomiting syndrome diagnosed and treated?

How can episodes be prevented or managed?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my child's healthcare provider?

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