Everyone feels nauseous every now and then, but if you have persistent nausea or vomiting and other symptoms like a fever, rapid pulse, or shortness of breath, you should get medical attention. The team of emergency room doctors at My Emergency Room 24/7 in Abilene, Texas, offer quick diagnosis and treatment for nausea and the conditions that cause it. Call the practice or come in for treatment today.
Nausea is the feeling that you need to vomit and isn’t a medical condition itself, but a symptom of more than 700 other issues, including gastrointestinal problems, inner ear conditions, and psychological issues. You may experience nausea for brief or prolonged periods of time, depending on the condition causing it.
Morning sickness is the most common cause of nausea, affecting more than half of all pregnancies. You may also experience motion sickness or have nausea as a side effect of a viral or bacterial infection like gastroenteritis. Nausea is also a common side effect of cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
Other common conditions that cause nausea include:
Most of the time, nausea is only temporary and passes quickly. However, if you are nauseous for a prolonged period of time and it disrupts your usual activities, you should seek medical attention.
If any of the following symptoms accompany your nausea, you should call 911 or come directly to My Emergency Room 24/7.
If you vomit frequently, you may also be at risk of dehydration, which can cause other troubling symptoms. Signs of dehydration include:
Your provider offers treatments to reduce your symptoms like anti-nausea medications called antiemetics. You might also benefit from an antihistamine if your nausea is due to an inner ear problem. The team at My Emergency Room 24/7 can also provide an IV to rehydrate your body.
While your provider is treating your symptoms, they also examine you and run tests to determine the condition causing your nausea. You may need to have several tests before your provider can identify your condition. In the meantime, your provider and the rest of the team at My Emergency Room 24/7 will help you to stay comfortable.