What are nausea and vomiting?Nausea is when you feel sick to your stomach, as if you are going to throw up. Vomiting is when you throw up.What causes nausea and vomiting?Nausea and vomiting can be symptoms of many different conditions, includingMorning sickness during pregnancyGastroenteritis (infection of your intestines) and other infectionsMigrainesMotion sicknessFood poisoningMedicines, including those for cancer chemotherapyGERD (reflux) and ulcersIntestinal obstructionWhen should I see a health care provider for nausea and vomiting?Nausea and vomiting are common. They are usually not serious. However, you should contact your health care provider immediately if you haveA reason to think that your vomiting is from poisoningVomited for longer than 24 hoursBlood in the vomitSevere abdominal painSevere headache and stiff neckSigns of dehydration, such as dry mouth, infrequent urination or dark urineHow is the cause of nausea and vomiting diagnosed?Your health care provider will take your medical history, ask about your symptoms and do a physical exam. The provider will look for signs of dehydration. You may have some tests, including blood and urine tests. Women may also have a pregnancy test.What are the treatments for nausea and vomiting?Treatments for nausea and vomiting depend on the cause. You may get treatment for the underlying problem. There are some medicines that can treatment nausea and vomiting. For severe cases of vomiting, you may need extra fluids through an IV (intravenous).There are things that you can do to feel better:Get enough fluids, to avoid dehydration. If you are having trouble keeping liquids down, drink small amounts of clear liquids often.Eat bland foods; stay away from spicy, fatty, or salty foodsEat smaller meals more oftenAvoid strong smells, since they can sometimes trigger nausea and vomitingIf you are pregnant and have morning sickness, eat crackers before you get out of bed in the morning
Home Remedies for Prevent Vomiting
Apply a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to a dry cotton ball or pad. Hold it up to your nose and take a few breaths. Limit to a maximum of 3 breaths ever 10 minutes.
Mechanism - isopropyl alcohol