Nausea & Vomiting
Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach and typically happens before vomiting. Both can be caused by a number of conditions. The best way to treat nausea and vomiting is to drink plenty of clear liquids at a gradual pace. You can also visit an urgent care clinic to get treatment for dehydration.
Call a Doctor if...
- Signs of dehydration for more than 24 hours
- Severe diarrhea or continue to vomit for longer than 1-2 days
- Severe headache or stiff neck
- Trouble breathing
- Blood in your vomit
- If nausea lasts for more than a few days for women, it may be a sign of pregnancy
- Fever over 101 degrees
- Severe chest or abdominal pain
- Black or bloody stools
Preventing Nausea and Vomiting
- Eat slowly. If you do not have an appetite, don’t force yourself to eat.
- Drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day
- You can eat several small meals over the day instead of 3 large meals.
- Avoid hard-to-digest foods (ice cream, chocolate, hot and spicy foods). Start with the BRAT diet which includes banana, apple sauce, rice, and toast. Chicken broth also might be helpful.