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Emetophobia is a type of anxiety where there is a fear of vomiting. Emetophobia will make it difficult for the person to do activities that have the risk of vomiting and to see a person who is vomiting. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to treat emetophobia.

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Is there a way to prevent vomiting due to general anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female who would like to have a breast reduction. However, I am at high risk for vomiting from the anesthesia as I have a phobia of vomiting, and I am susceptible to motion sickness. I am a non-smoker. I had general anesthesia once before, and I vomited several time...  Read Full »

Dr. Jadhav Yatish Anant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to General anesthesia has known post aesthesia effects of nausea, retching, vomiting, etc. Also, these may be due to the direct effect of surgery and pain. You seem to be very sensitive and anxious about it. But usually, it is seen that with each subsequent episode of admi...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest ways to overcome the fear of vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have emetophobia, and I hate falling asleep¬†because I always think I will throw up.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fear of vomiting should be tackled step by step. I suggest you avoid places and things you associate with vomiting. Anxiety has a way of fooling you into believing that you are going to vomit when you actually feel only nauseated. You believe it even when it has ne...  Read Full »

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