Nausea

 

Nausea is a condition in which the patient feels that the contents of his stomach are emptying, often with vomiting. And in some cases the patient vomits and empties the contents of his stomach without feeling nauseous.

What you will read:

Various causes that cause nausea and vomiting
Drugs that cause vomiting
Cause of vomiting in children
Under what circumstances should we see a doctor?
What are the symptoms of vomiting, especially when it is done frequently?
Your vomiting nausea can be accompanied by any of the following
Treatments for nausea and vomiting

 

Various causes that cause nausea and vomiting, including:

Nausea and vomit can happen because of so many reasons such as:

  • Food poisoning
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Motion sickness
  • Heart attack
  • Special smells
  • Viral infections
  • Ileus
  • Gastric reflux
  • Induced vomiting in bulimia (a type of psychiatric disorder)
  • Brain tumor
  • Spatial lesions in the skull and brain
  • Appendicitis
  • Overeating
  • Stress
  • Gastroparesis in diabetics
  • Gallbladder diseases
  • Severe pain
  • Severe cough
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Migraine (People with headaches get better by vomiting)
  • Medicines



Drugs that cause vomiting:

Vomiting can also be the consequence of taking pills and using drugs. Some drugs which may cause vomiting are:

  • Some medications to treat depression
  • Antibiotics
  • Some vitamins
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Blood sugar control drugs
  • Anesthesia drugs
  • Contraceptive drugs

 

The cause of vomiting in children
The cause of vomiting in children is mostly due to the following reasons:

  • Reflux
  • Motion sickness
  • Viral infections
  • Poisoning
  • Allergy
  • Overfeeding
  • Ileus
  • Closure of the gastric outlet
  • Cough
  • Feverish diseases

 

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What are the symptoms of vomiting, especially when it is done frequently?

Vomiting, especially when done frequently, can cause dehydration. Dry skin, dry lips and thirst are the known symptoms of dehydration, but in young infants, increased heart rate, sunken eyes, and sunken frontal are symptoms that parents should be aware of. Small infants and children are much more at risk of dehydration than adults.

Remember that along with vomiting, in addition to loosing water, certain ions are also removed from the body. Therefore, long-term vomiting, in addition to dehydrating the patient, can disrupt the balance of ions in the body. physicians use ORS to correct this imbalance in ions.

 

Under what circumstances should we see a doctor?
If your vomiting has lasted for more than two days, you should see you doctor.


Your vomiting nausea can be accompanied by any of the following:

Vomiting is usually accompanied with one of the followings:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Bloody vomit
  • Presence of blood vessels in vomit
  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Confusion and decreased level of consciousness
  • Bituminous stools

 

Treatments for nausea and vomiting:
Here are some tips that you can use to treat vomiting and nausea:

  • Avoid odors such as perfume, paint, and gasoline
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to eat what you crave
  • Avoid spicy and fatty foods
  • Consumption of ginger can be helpful

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Common medications used to treat and control nausea and vomiting are (avoid unprescribed use):

  • Metoclopramide (Plasil)
  • dimenhydrinate
  • ...

 

 

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