BronsonConnect Immediate Care Services - Nausea and Vomiting
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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.

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

Help for Nausea and Vomiting at Bronson

Nausea and vomiting are a common condition for many individuals and causes may vary. Working with your doctor can help manage your symptoms, reduce the risk of complications and prepare you for what to do in an emergency.

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.

  • Contact your Primary Care Provider
    • Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.
    • Bronson MyChart Video Visit: Bronson primary care—and many specialty care appointments—can now be done online using the Bronson MyChart App. 
    • Find a Doctor: Looking for a Primary Care Provider? Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.
  • BronsonConnect Video Visit
    • If you need help with nausea or vomiting, whether you’re at home, at work or traveling, you can connect face-to-face with a Bronson doctor. Use BronsonConnect anywhere you have an internet connection and a smart phone, tablet or computer.