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Nausea And Vomiting
It's a toxin: The brain has an area that triggers nausea and vomiting if something toxic gets in the body. This is what prevented early humans from dying after eating poisonous berries! chemotherapy triggers the same area of the brain, and the body tries to protect itself by vomiting. New anti-nausea drugs are so effective because they target the "vomit center" in the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if when im on my period i have VERY TERRIBLE cramps and also nausea and vomiting?
Possible reasons.: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: Omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet wi your Dr ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helpful to healing: Too much nausea and vomiting may allow one to be dehydrated and undernourished and to feel just plain miserable. The last thing your body needs while fighting cancer. To treat nausea is to also allow one to be more comfortable during such a crucial time. There are several different regimens available, and your treating doctor will go over these with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was in ER, treated for dehydration,nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Now taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?
Find cause of N & V.: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of generalized pain and weakness in numerous parts of body. It is called a syndrome because one can not find any objective evidence of a problem. One mistake the pt and doc make is that once a person is labelled as having "fibromyalgia", there is a trap other sx are part of the syndrome: n & v is not. Doc needs to look for true cause, then rx will become clear. ...Read more
I'm on 7th day of bacterial meningitis treatment with antibiotics, but still having strong headache and waking up with nausea and vomiting, normal?
Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?
Drugs for nausea: Zofran (ondansetron) is a mainstay for helping pediatric oncology patients with nausea and vomiting (there are other members of this class like kytril). A combination of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Reglan (metoclopramide) is also used. Lastly Ativan (lorazepam) is also quite effective. Others used are emend, scopolamine (>10 yo), and Marinol (for teens). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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