Know more to beat nausea!

Know more to beat nausea!

Is nausea a symptom or a sign?

Nausea is a symptom you can have. It is a painless uneasiness feeling of the stomach, like a sensation of an urge to vomit. It can come on all of a sudden, or can be gradual.

What causes nausea for no reason?

  • Food poisoning or stomach flu
  • Pregnancy, especially in the early stages (morning sickness)
  • Medication side effects
  • Motion sickness
  • Intense or unpleasant smells
  • Ingestion of toxins or excessive amount of alcohol

How do you make nausea go away?

  • Drink large amounts of water or clear fluids
  • Drink an oral rehydration solution, such as Pedialyte, to prevent and treat dehydration
  • Avoid eating solid foods until nausea or vomiting has improved: rest your stomach!!
  • Eat light, bland foods, such as saltine crackers or bread, when feeling less nauseated
  • Avoid eating fried, greasy, or sweet foods until nausea has improved
  • Avoid physical activity after eating

**Nausea can also be treated with medications called “antiemetics”.  This medication is a prescription that can easily be diagnosed and treated via telehealth!!

When should I be concerned about nausea?

  • If there is blood in the vomit, appearing bright red or “coffee grounds”
  • Severe headache or stiff neck
  • Lethargy, confusion, or decreased alertness
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rapid breathing or pulse