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Relief from excessive vomiting

It’s not unusual to experience a short period of vomiting while dealing with a viral infection, during a bumpy car ride, or after a few too many adult beverages. However, vomiting is usually considered to be excessive if it lasts longer than one day. Needless to say, getting behind the wheel and driving to a medical clinic is not encouraged while dealing with non-life-threatening bouts of severe vomiting. And if you’re a caretaker, having a nauseous car passenger isn’t ideal. That’s where DispatchHealth can help. Our emergency medicine-trained practitioners bring world-class care directly to you. As a mobile healthcare provider, we can send a medical team to your home to provide affordable and convenient treatment to you, your child, or a parent.

DispatchHealth provides nearly all of the same services as a traditional healthcare center in the comfort of your own home. Our medical team has ample experience helping patients with excessive vomiting related to both acute and chronic health issues. We can perform on-site blood tests to swiftly find answers, administer IV fluids to address dehydration, help reduce nausea, and even send electronic prescriptions to your in-network pharmacy.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

When to seek medical attention

Be sure to promptly consult with a medical professional if vomiting persists for more than 24 hours or if it is accompanied by:

  • Signs of moderate to severe dehydration, such as very dark yellow urine, dizziness, sunken eyes, lethargy, or fainting
  • Diarrhea, particularly for more than 24 hours
  • A fever or a severe headache, or if vomit contains blood 

Common related conditions

Excessive vomiting may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as gastroenteritis, food poisoning, or a liver disorder, or result from certain types of medical treatments, like chemotherapy.

If left untreated

An extended period of vomiting can quickly lead to dehydration. If you or a loved one needs prompt medical treatment for severe vomiting, DispatchHealth is ready to help. Contact us today to request in-home care.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on October 3rd, 2019

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