What is Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea?

Nausea is a feeling of uneasiness in the stomach that often occurs before vomiting. Vomiting is the forced emptying of the stomach’s contents through the mouth. While nausea and vomiting are not diseases, they may be symptoms of numerous health conditions.

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and usually harmless symptoms, but in some cases, may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as meningitis, a concussion, appendicitis, or a brain tumor.

Treatment for Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

In mild cases, these symptoms can often be treated at home. Eating small, bland meals throughout the day, avoiding hard-to-digest foods, staying hydrated with small amounts of clear liquids, and resting in a sitting position can all help to lessen symptoms.

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, seek medical attention ASAP:

  • If home treatment is not effective or you are dehydrated
  • If vomiting or diarrhea has lasted more than 24 hours
  • There is blood in vomit or stool
  • A severe headache or stiff neck
  • Lethargy or confusion

If you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, contact Springfield Urgent Care today. We can help to relieve your symptoms for a happier, healthier you!

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