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    Vomiting and Nausea Treatment

    Call 911 if the person has any of the following symptoms:

    • Pain in the middle or lower right side of the abdomen
    • Headache or stiff neck and light hurts the eyes
    • Vomitingblood or black, tarry stools
    • Confusion or lethargy

    1. See a Health Care Provider if Needed

    Get medical care if the person has any of the following symptoms:

    • Can't keep down liquids or foods for more than 24 hours
    • Unable to take medication the person normally takes

    Medication may be a possible treatment.

    2. Self Care for Nausea

    • Have the person drink small amounts of water, sports drinks, or clear liquids.
    • If the person can keep it down, give the person light, bland foods like bread and crackers.

    3. Self Care for Vomiting

    • Have the person drink small amounts of water, sports drinks, or clear liquids.
    • Don't give the person solid food until vomiting has stopped.
    • When the person can tolerate food, try small amounts of the BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

    4. Follow Up

    • If the person goes to a health care provider, he or she will do an exam and may run tests to determine the cause of nausea or vomiting. Tests may include blood work and X-rays.
    • Depending on the cause, treatment may include IV fluids and medication.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on July 27, 2015

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