Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are all signs that something is wrong with your body. These reactions are an attempt by your body to expel toxins and can have a variety of causes. Some causes are acute and will pass in a short period of time. Others may be more severe and signify a more serious medical condition.

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What Are Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea?

Nausea is that unpleasant feeling that makes you want to vacate the contents of your stomach through vomiting, or “throwing up.” Nausea does not always lead to vomiting, but vomiting is almost always preceded by nausea. Diarrhea is a condition of loose, liquid stool that may also come with stomach discomfort and can be extremely dehydrating.

What Are The Causes?

The causes of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are extremely varied. They can be related to anything from fear, anxiety, and stress to food poisoning, the flu and overeating. They can also come from a medication reaction, alcohol poisoning, an unpleasant taste or smell, or a more serious condition. Because the causes are so varied, seek medical intervention if your vomiting or diarrhea is persistent or severe.

How Do We Treat Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea?

There are a variety of medications we can give you to reduce feelings of nausea and help improve diarrhea symptoms. If the cause of your symptoms is something acute, like anxiety or mild stomach flu, this may be sufficient. If you don’t know the cause of your symptoms or they have been continuous or return frequently, we will want to do a comprehensive physical examination to try to determine the cause of your symptoms, and then prescribe treatment accordingly.

BeWell Immediate Care for Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea Near Whittier, CA

If you need relief from discomfort caused by nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, you can always come to BeWell Immediate Care for help. You should be able to see a health care provider in around 15 minutes and a typical visit is only $50, or $40 for virtual consults. Come into the clinic at 12533 Washington Blvd., Suite B in Whittier now, or schedule a consultation.

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