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Nausea and Vomiting

What is Nausea and Vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting are a common condition that can occur in both adults and children. Vomiting happens when your body expels its stomach content and can occur with or separately from nausea. Common feelings of vomiting include nausea, weakness, chills or sweats. Companying symptoms and severity of nausea and vomiting vary based on the underlying cause. Nausea is a feeling that you may vomit – without vomiting. Nausea may make you feel weak, unsettled and/or dizzy.

Help for Nausea and Vomiting at Bronson

If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting that you are concerned about or that is causing discomfort, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Common Causes for Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea

  • Motion sickness
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Food poisoning
  • Pregnancy (common in the first trimester)
  • Stress
  • Indigestion
  • Injury
  • Overeating or not eating enough
  • Medication side effects
  • Headaches

Vomiting

  • Motion sickness
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Food poisoning
  • Pregnancy (common in the first trimester)
  • Stress
  • Injury
  • Headaches

Symptoms of Nausea and Vomiting

Symptoms vary depending on the underlying cause and its severity. Most people experience mild nausea and vomiting symptoms, including:

Nausea Symptoms

  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Vertigo

Vomiting Symptoms

  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Dehydration
  • Abdominal pain

Treatment for Nausea and Vomiting

Several treatments can help you manage your symptoms at home.

At-home treatment for nausea

  • Bland foods (such as crackers, rice, mashed potatoes, applesauce, bananas, etc.)
  • Hydrate with cold liquids
  • Rest
  • Over-the-counter medication (such as Dramamine)

At-home treatment vomiting

  • Bland foods (such as crackers, rice, mashed potatoes, applesauce, bananas, etc.)
  • Smaller, more frequent meals
  • Hydrate with clear liquids
  • Rest
  • Over-the-counter medication and supplements (Dramamine for motion sickness, vitamin b6, ginger)

When to Seek Medical Care

Vomiting and nausea are common and often harmless. However, it is important to monitor your symptoms and be aware of when you are experiencing symptoms.

Call your doctor if:

  • An injury has occurred (such as a concussion)
  • You become dehydrated
  • You suspect you may be pregnant
  • Symptoms worsen or persist for:
    • Adults – more than a few days
    • Children over 6 – more than 24 hours
    • Infants or children under 6 – more than a few hours

Seek immediate medical care if you:

  • Have a fever
  • Are lethargic
  • Have sudden, severe abdominal pain
  • Have diarrhea
  • Experience heavy or rapid breathing
  • Have a sudden, severe headache
  • Are vomiting blood
  • Experience confusion or loss of consciousness

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On Demand Video Visit

See a doctor online using your smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your home for minor illnesses (patients 18 months or older).

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Contact your Primary Care Provider

Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.

Scheduled Video Visit

Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.

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FastCare®

Walk-in care for minor illnesses for patients (18 months or older) in Kalamazoo.

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Urgent Care

Walk-in care for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries in Battle Creek.

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Emergency Care

Walk-in care for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to walk-in, dial 911 for emergency assistance.

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Find the Right Care Based on Your Need

Still not sure which is the best care option for you? Visit our Need Care Now page to compare options.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.