Nausea and Vomiting (OTC Treatment)

NAUSEA & VOMITING Nausea: uncomfortable sensation in the  stomach that can result in vomiting Vomiting : expulsion of stomach contents in a forceful manner Most common reason for N/V: motion sickness, food, stress, migraine, overindulgence, pregnancy Be concerned if vomiting lasts over 24 h, blood or bile in vomit, rapid breathing/pulse Simple nausea with vomiting: … Continue reading

Diarrhea (OTC Treatment)

DIARRHEA Diarrhea = an increase in stool frequency Loose, watery stools May be acute or chronic Viruses are the cause of most acute diarrhea  (rotavirus vaccine cures this the majority of the time) Traveler’s diarrhea is usually bacterial in nature May also be caused by parasites, food intolerances (lactose), medications (like antibiotics) Lactose intolerance:  congenital … Continue reading