Nausea, Adult

Nausea means you feel sick to your stomach or need to throw up (vomit). It may be a sign of a more serious problem. If nausea gets worse, you may throw up. If you throw up a lot, you may lose too much body fluid (dehydration).

HOME CARE

  • Get plenty of rest.

  • Ask your doctor how to replace body fluid losses (rehydrate).

  • Eat small amounts of food. Sip liquids more often.

  • Take all medicines as told by your doctor.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have a fever.

  • You pass out (faint).

  • You keep throwing up or have blood in your throw up.

  • You are very weak, have dry lips or a dry mouth, or you are very thirsty (dehydrated).

  • You have dark or bloody poop (stool).

  • You have very bad chest or belly (abdominal) pain.

  • You do not get better after 2 days, or you get worse.

  • You have a headache.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

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