Published on Sep 06, 2018 - 2 min read
Nausea and vomiting, although common symptoms, can cause a lot of distress when it is persistent. It is important to find out the cause and treat it accordingly.
Nausea is an unpleasant feeling in the stomach that often precedes vomiting. It may or may not be followed by actual vomiting. Vomiting is the forceful throwing up (expelling out) of contents of the stomach through the mouth.
Both nausea and vomiting are commonly caused by different conditions. Both are not diseases per se but non-specific symptoms of various illnesses or disorders.
Some common causes of nausea and vomiting are:
Here are some signs to watch out for in case of persistent vomiting:
Nausea and vomiting can be managed at home with these tips:
When to Seek Help?
Usually, nausea and vomiting are not serious and are common symptoms which can be managed. But, consult a doctor if:
Once you seek a doctor's advice, they will find the cause based on your associated symptoms and history. In some cases, a few investigations may be necessary to rule out certain disorders:
There are many groups of antiemetics which may be prescribed based on the cause. Some commonly prescribed drugs include:
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