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Nausea

What to do when Nausea hits

 
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.
 

NAUSEA SYMPTOMS

Nausea
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
 

  • Side-effects of medicines
  • Indigestion and food poisoning
  • Early stages of pregnancy
  • Motion sickness
  • Fear/stress
  • Gas/diarrhea/vomiting
  • Diseases/infections related to the stomach
  • Heart diseases (mainly heart attack)
  • Overeating
  • Brain tumors and injury

 
Nausea can also be triggered during an emotional time.
 

HOW TO TREAT NAUSEA?

 
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-

  • Persistent vomiting and diarrhea
  • Fever over 100o
  • Lethargy, dehydration and lack of energy
  • Lack of adequate and regular urination
  • Sense of dizziness and unresponsiveness
  • Rapid breathing and pulse

 

HOW TO PREVENT NAUSEA?

 
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.


 
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