What Causes Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea?

Nausea is the feeling of uneasiness in the stomach that occurs right before vomiting. Vomiting (throwing up) is the emptying of the stomach through the mouth, which can be voluntary of involuntary.  Although nausea and vomiting are not diseases themselves, they are symptoms of a long list of health conditions.

While nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are usually harmless symptoms, they could be a sign of a more serious illness. For example, concussions, meningitis, and dehydration all have the side effects of nausea and vomiting.

How to Treat Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea

In some cases, these symptoms can be treated at home. Patients can prevent and control these symptoms by eating small, bland meals throughout the day, drinking liquids between meals, resting after eating, and being sure to stay hydrated.

While these symptoms are often temporary and can be treated at home, there are instances that occur in which you may need medical attention. If you have tried home treatment without success, if symptoms last more than 24 hours, if there are signs of dehydration, or if you think you may be pregnant, you should contact Ultra Med Urgent Care right away.

Furthermore, if you are experiencing the following symptoms, you should seek medical care ASAP:

  • Blood in vomit or stool
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Confusion or lethargy
  • Rapid pulse

If you are located in the Skokie or Evanston areas and are seeking medical attention for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, Ultra Med Urgent care can help to treat your symptoms.