Nausea and Vomiting

There are many common causes of nausea and vomiting, including overeating and viral infections. Here are some home remedies for nausea and vomiting that may work to resolve mild cases.

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What is the Difference Between Nausea and Vomiting?

Nausea refers to a discomfort in the stomach that makes you want to vomit. Meanwhile, vomiting refers to the forced emptying of the stomach through the mouth.


Common Causes of Nausea and Vomiting

Both nausea and vomiting can be triggered by a number of factors, such as overeating, viral infections, motion sickness, food allergies, intestinal blockage, morning sickness in pregnancy, and concussion or head injuries.

Home Remedies for Nausea

Sip small amounts of water or isotonic drinks
If you can hold it down, eat light, bland foods like small pieces of bread

Home Remedies for Vomiting

Sip small amounts of water or isotonic drinks
Do not consume solid foods until the vomiting has stopped

When to See a Doctor

Consult your doctor if you experience the following symptoms:
Continued vomiting over a few hours
Stomach pain
Diarrhoea

Go to the hospital if you have these symptoms:
A high fever, severe stomach pains, or a throbbing headache 
Signs of dehydration, like constant thirst, giddiness, or a dry mouth
Vomiting after a head injury


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