Quick Answer: When Should You Go To The ER For Vomiting?

Why do I keep throwing up if there’s nothing in my stomach?

When there is nothing left in the stomach to throw up, the body may continue to undergo the physical motions of vomiting but cannot expel anything except occasional mucous or clear fluid.

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Is throwing up good for your body?

A sudden rush of nausea and a violent digestive system may seem like the worst feeling at first, but in most cases, vomiting is good for the body. Whereas it is definitely not a fun experience, vomiting is a reflex action that allows the body to get rid of dangerous toxins, poisons, bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Why can’t I stop vomiting?

Drink more fluids If you’re vomiting a lot, it’s critical to drink plenty of fluids to help prevent dehydration, even if you vomit some of them back up. Sip the fluids slowly. Drinking too much when your stomach is upset may cause more vomiting.

What will the ER do for stomach flu?

Severe cases of stomach flu may require treatment in a Dignity Health hospital. Stomach flu treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing dehydration. This means replacing electrolytes and drinking plenty of fluids.

How many times should I throw up before going to the hospital?

When to visit the Emergency Department. For the most part, patients with uncontrolled vomiting for more than four or five hours — meaning they can’t keep down even clear fluids — should go to the ER, especially young children or elderly adults.

What to do if you can’t stop throwing up?

When trying to control nausea:Drink clear or ice-cold drinks.Eat light, bland foods (such as saltine crackers or plain bread).Avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.Eat slowly and eat smaller, more frequent meals.Do not mix hot and cold foods.Drink beverages slowly.Avoid activity after eating.More items…•

When should you go to the ER for stomach flu?

Seek medical attention if: You experience frequent episodes of vomiting and can’t keep down liquids, diarrhea for more than three days, extreme pain with abdominal cramping, a temperature higher than 101.5, signs of severe dehydration, or neurological symptoms such as blurry vision or muscle weakness.

How long should vomiting last?

Vomiting alone (without diarrhea) should stop within about 24 hours. If it lasts over 24 hours, you must think about more serious causes.

Is it bad to drink water after throwing up?

Do not eat or drink anything for several hours after vomiting. Sip small amounts of water or suck ice chips every 15 minutes for 3-4 hours. Next, sip clear liquids every 15 minutes for 3-4 hours. Examples include water, sports drinks, flat soda, clear broth, gelatin, flavored ice, popsicles or apple juice.

How should you lay when throwing up?

The following self-care measures may help your nausea: Prop your head up so you’re not lying flat in bed. If it’s comfortable for you, try to sleep with your head about 12 inches above your feet. This can help keep acid or food from moving up into your esophagus.

How many days does the stomach flu last?

Depending on the cause, viral gastroenteritis symptoms may appear within one to three days after you’re infected and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually last just a day or two, but occasionally they may persist as long as 10 days.

Can the doctor do anything for the stomach flu?

There is no medicine that can treat a stomach virus. It has to run its course. You can do things to ease symptoms: Eat bland foods.