Infant Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting as Birth Disorder Symptoms

Brain Damage: Causing Nausea?

Infant nausea can come as a direct result of brain damage. Damage to the brain can cause nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. These are only a few of the symptoms that can arise. Many times, the birth disorder that results from brain damage will be cerebral palsy. If your child was born with cerebral palsy, you may be entitled to financial support. It is important to contact your child’s doctor immediately to discuss abnormal symptoms,  in order to help minimize the risk of brain damage from a birth injury.

What You Need to Know About Dizziness

When it comes to dizziness, you may not always know when your child is affected. You cannot, after all, ask your child if they are dizzy, nor can you identify it via their balance because they cannot walk yet. To determine if your child has dizziness, you should instead look at their eye movement. An infant that is dizzy will sometimes exhibit circular eye movements, known as nystagmus. However, there is no guaranteed way to know. Dizziness can cause a baby to vomit, similarly to how it can in adults. The problem is that a baby has even fewer known coping tools to manage the dizziness. Knowledge about some of the symptoms can aid in helping you determine if your child is experiencing dizziness.

Occasionally, your doctor will choose to treat this issue through medication. Some of the medications that might be prescribed include antibiotics, antihistamines, and decongestants.

Brain Hemorrhage

A brain hemorrhage happens whenever a blood vessel bursts in the brain. When this occurs, the brain can fill up with blood.  Your child might experience lethargy, a seizure, or even paralysis. As a result, they may be unable to move their arms or legs. When the blood vessels in the brain die, brain damage may take place. Depending on the extent, it can be very significant. Infant nausea can be one of the symptoms that your child experience if they have a brain hemorrhage. How a doctor treats a brain bleed will depend on the severity of the condition. More serious cases often require surgery.

While in most cases infant nausea won’t be serious, it is important to stay alert about some potentially associated disorders, such as a brain hemorrhage. Unfortunately, typically you cannot reverse the damage done to the brain. For that reason, you need to take any warning signs extremely seriously.  Speak with your child’s doctor as soon as possible if you are concerned that your child may be suffering from something more serious.

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