First Aid For Treating Vomiting and Nausea!!!

images (10)1. See a Health Care Provider if Needed

Get medical care if the person has any of the following symptoms:

Can’t keep down liquids or foods for more than 24 hours

Fever with abdominal pain

Signs of dehydration (dizziness; decreased, dark urination; fatigue)

Unable to take medication the person normally takes

Nausea or vomiting is due to surgery, anticancer drugs, motion sickness, pregnancy, or vertigo.

Medication may be a possible treatment.

2. Self Care for Nausea

Have the person drink small amounts of water, sports drinks, or clear liquids.

If the person can keep it down, give the person light, bland foods like bread and crackers.

3. Self Care for Vomiting

Have the person drink small amounts of water, sports drinks, or clear liquids.

Don’t give the person solid food until vomiting has stopped.

When the person can tolerate food, try small amounts of the BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

4. Follow Up

If the person goes to a health care provider, he or she will do an exam and may run tests to determine the cause of nausea or vomiting. Tests may include blood work and X-rays.

Depending on the cause, treatment may include IV fluids and medication