Vomiting can be an unpleasant and exhausting experience, caused by a number of conditions. The term 'vomiting' refers to the forceful ejection of inside of stomach through the mouth. Popularly known as 'being sick' or throwing up’, vomiting is a reflex action caused by stimulation of vomiting center in the brain stem. Most vomiting is due to diarrhea, cholera or food poisoning. Vomiting can sometimes be caused by very serious diseases like diabetes.
Vomiting Symptoms Causes:-
(1) Stomach irritation: Irritation of the lining of stomach is the commonest cause of vomiting.
A multitude of reasons may cause this:
Ulcers (Gastric and Duodenal)
Tonsillitis (especially in young children)
Excessive intake of contaminated food
(2) Head injury
(3) Deliberate vomiting (by putting finger in the mouth)
(4) Motion sickness
(5) Certain diseases like meningitis, fever, whopping cough, jaundice
(6) Pregnancy (Morning sickness)
Vomiting Treatment Cures Prevention:-
Avoid solid foods as they will make you sicker and induce further vomiting.
Work back to normal diet over 3 to 4 days.
Suck ice cubes if you find it impossible to keep fluids down.
A teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda diluted in a teacup of water or milk can also be useful.
Take plenty of bland fluids - water, diluted milk or squashes but no aerated or alcoholic drinks
As the patient feels better, he can shift to semi solid diets like custards, soups, daliya etc.
Ginger tea can help with the nausea associated with vomiting and honey can soothe your throat.