Vomiting is the uncontrolled expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth. It can be caused due to overeating or excess water consumption, and is normally a symptom of an underlying health condition. Excessive vomiting can make the body dehydrated.

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What is the cause of having recurrent episodes of vomiting in my daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year my daughter decided to go on an all vegetarian diet rather drastically. A few weeks later, she got ill with vomiting which lasted for approximately two weeks, so we made three visits to the urgent care, where she was treated for gastritis and dehydration. One month later, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have two theories here, but I would need a little more information if you would not mind sharing. 1. Has she ever been tested for G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency? 2. During these episodes did she get a CBC (complete blood count) done? 3. Was it c...  Read Full »

What symptoms can I expect when I stop taking Fluoxetine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken three pills of Fluoxetine 10 mg across three days. I decided to discontinue it. When should I start worrying about the withdrawal symptoms? Will it be severe? I am currently taking multivitamins. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The likelihood of developing withdrawal symptoms is very less, as you received it for a very short duration,and also since it has a longer half-life. You may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, light-headedness, dizziness, diminished appetite, sweating, chills...  Read Full »

I have had nausea, vomiting, and bloating for a week, especially in the morning which becomes fine after I vomit. Can you suggest a solution?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having nausea, vomiting, and bloating for about a week, especially in the morning. Once after vomiting, I am fine, but I do not like to eat anything unless I like the food. My periods are normal; I have no stomach pain and am peeing properly. Kindly diagnose and tell me the sol...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. This might be GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). I suggest you take Levosulpiride or Itopride. I also suggest you: 1. Avoid oily and spicy food. 2. Avoid junk foods. 3. Avoid large meals instead; take frequent small meals. 4. I...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My 2.9-years-old kid vomited frequently after taking Peptiran syrup. Please suggest an alternative.

Query: Hi doctor, I gave Peptiran syrup to my kid of 2.9 years. But after taking it, vomiting occurred thrice within one hour of taking this syrup. Please suggest me an alternative solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest starting with Vomikind fast strip 4 mg (Odansetron 4 mg) 1 strip thrice a day to be kept on the tongue only (it will be absorbed). You can continue Peptiran (Ranitidine) after a day or so when vomiting is slightly controlled. Give ORS (oral rehydration solution)...  Read Full »

Why is my 3-year-old son suffering from periodic episodes of vomiting and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3 months old. Three days ago, he had a fever with cold and cough. Due to the cough, he had severe vomiting. On the next day, we consulted his doctor, who prescribed Emeset, Crocin, Meftal spas, Ascoril D, Ecobion, and ORS. The same night he had a fever again. He felt bet...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Given his age, fever with cough and cold is probably a viral fever. Although the treatment you are undertaking is thorough, it needs a few changes for a better relief. Please answer the following questions, so that I can tell you more about the necessary treatments: H...  Read Full »

I am abroad on a trip and have cold sweats, headaches, and blood in the stool. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently abroad on a trip. Suddenly, I got cold sweats, headaches, and phlegmy coughs. I then puked and got mostly better. I just saw blood in my stool, but I feel fine now. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Probably, you are suffering from gastroenteritis. That has caused the vomiting and the bloody stools. It is mostly due to a protozoal infection. So, I suggest you take Flagyl two tablets three times daily ...  Read Full »

Why is my father suffering from dizziness, loose motion, and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, There were four times when my dad had a gastric issue where he started loose motion and vomiting, and started losing consciousness. He feels weak after every incident. He is taking Aspirin and Rosumac Gold 10 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. You mention loose motion and vomiting followed by starting losing his consciousness as present symptoms. Am I right? What is the duration of the symptoms? What is the frequency of loose motion and vomiting? Have you measured blood pressure (BP)...  Read Full »

What can be done to prevent outcomes from oleander flowers that I ate without knowing their toxicity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old male, who weighs 165 kg, and I am 172 cm tall. I have a bowel problem, and so I have recently become a vegetarian. I ate three oleander plant flowers 18 hours ago with my evening meal, not knowing they were toxic, as I am not a gardener. I found out that they were t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oleander is a cardiac toxin, and it presents as lightheadedness, vomiting, and occasionally cardiac problems. Ideally, it is advisable to get admitted, and cardiac monitoring should be done. In the home, management can be problematic if there are any cardiac issues. So, m...  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches, body aches, vomiting, fever, and joint pain. Can it be Lyme disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from headaches, body aches, vomiting, fever, fatigue, and joint pain, and in the country I live, there is an increased spread of Lyme disease now. So would I have got Lyme disease? Please give me some tips and medicines to help my situation. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not Lyme's disease. Your problem seems like viral fever and may be associated with bacteria. Kindly take antibiotics, analgesics, and antihistamines. Keep yourself hydrated well. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid spicy foods, tea, coffee, beverages, and carbonate...  Read Full »

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