Nausea includes a feeling of discomfort and uneasiness in the stomach, especially before vomiting. Urgent Clinics Medical Care provides assessment and treatment for this common condition.
Just like fever, nausea is often an indicator of an underlying problem in the body and can be caused by a number of reasons, including
Nausea can also be triggered during an emotional time.
In most cases, nausea is related to vomiting, and treatment is offered based on the condition of the patient. For early signs of nausea and vomiting, patients can eat bland foods; drink plenty of liquids, and rest. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided and the intake of rehydrating fluids must be increased. Depending on symptoms, there are many prescription medicines that can be given by healthcare providers and further tests may be needed to find possible infections. Medications should not be taken without consulting your healthcare professional, especially when breathing problems are evident.
SHOULD I SEE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER?
Nausea may be caused by a variety of reasons, and parents of younger children (especially below 6 years) shouldn’t delay before reaching for help. Consult a medical professional if you have any of the following symptoms-
Temporary nausea can generally be avoided if appropriate portions are eaten slowly. The body should stay hydrated at all times and citric juices that are acidic in nature and cause stomach issues should be consumed minimally. For motion sickness or seasickness, it is best to keep over-the-counter pills nearby. If you are traveling, light snacks should always be accessible.
Fever, which usually refers to a rise in body temperature above the normal 98.6° F, can be an indication of an underlying illness or condition, typically an infection. With fever, most patients have a sense of discomfort, body pain and other symptoms, which can aid in identifying the underlying cause.