Nausea and Vomiting

ExitCare ImageNausea means you feel sick to your stomach. Throwing up (vomiting) is a reflex where stomach contents come out of your mouth.

HOME CARE

  • Take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Do not force yourself to eat. However, you do need to drink fluids.

  • If you feel like eating, eat a normal diet as told by your doctor.

  • Eat rice, wheat, potatoes, bread, lean meats, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables.

  • Avoid high-fat foods.

  • Drink enough fluids to keep your pee (urine) clear or pale yellow.

  • Ask your doctor how to replace body fluid losses (rehydrate). Signs of body fluid loss (dehydration) include:

  • Feeling very thirsty.

  • Dry lips and mouth.

  • Feeling dizzy.

  • Dark pee.

  • Peeing less than normal.

  • Feeling confused.

  • Fast breathing or heart rate.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have blood in your throw up.

  • You have black or bloody poop (stool).

  • You have a bad headache or stiff neck.

  • You feel confused.

  • You have bad belly (abdominal) pain.

  • You have chest pain or trouble breathing.

  • You do not pee at least once every 8 hours.

  • You have cold, clammy skin.

  • You keep throwing up after 24 to 48 hours.

  • You have a fever.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.