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When to be Concerned about Vomiting

All of us vomit at some time or other. We get the flu, or maybe we eat something we shouldn’t, or it may come from nausea. Vomiting maybe once or with solid foods when you have the flu is understandable. But when vomiting is projectile, and you are holding nothing at all down, then that is one reason to be concerned.

If you have viral gastroenteritis that can cause a lot of vomiting, stiffness in joints, upset stomach obviously, and diarrhea. Some people may even experience chills, and fevers. The goal in treating viral gastroenteritis is to replace lost fluids by taking very small sips every few minutes of water at room temperature. If vomiting still occurs after that, then an intravenous may be needed to get over the fluid loss. The body cannot survive for too long with dehydration.

After eating bad food, and getting food poisoning, this can not only produce projectile vomiting, but also an intense headache, bloody stool, intense abdominal pain, nausea, and feeling quite ill through the entire body. Food poisoning conditions can be quite serious if the toxin is botulism, salmonella, bacillus cereus, or cholera. Treating food poisoning involves clearing the system of the toxins, drinking water at room temperature or other lite liquids, and you also need intravenous fluids.

If you are experiencing chronic pain, a lot of vomiting, pain that goes through to the back, and a lot of trouble with appetite and drinking liquid issues, you may be having Cholecystitis which is inflammation of the gallbladder. As a result of the inflammation, you may be having gallstones which causes a lot of the pain and the other symptoms.

When a person is having right-sided abdominal pains that are intense, vomiting, and lack of appetite, it may be caused by appendicitis. The appendix, a virtually useless part of the body, can sure raise a lot of havoc when they need to come out, and even rupture causing peritonitis. If this is the kind of pain you are having with these other symptoms, it is important to seek emergency help.

A bump on the head or blow along with vomiting and nausea, and trouble with eye movements may be a sign that you’ve had a concussion. Concussions often result in these symptoms and have to run their course before the symptoms will disappear.

GERD may also cause not only heartburn, but vomiting as well as gagging and vomiting blood even. With gastroesophageal reflux disease, these are some of the main symptoms especially if accompanied by heartburh reflux.

If you are concerned about any of these conditions and vomiting issues, then you must see your physician for an evaluation.