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How do I prevent nausea from taking antibiotics?

How do I prevent nausea from taking antibiotics?

Try taking with food: An acid reducing medication such as Omeprazole might help, otherwise take on a full stomach. It may decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic but if that is the only antibiotic you can take (ask your physician to be sure) it is a better approach than stopping entirely. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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How can I prevent and help cure nausea post-tonsillectomy?

How can I prevent and help cure nausea post-tonsillectomy?

Post-tonsillectomy: Probably impossible to totally prevent or cure nausea after a tonsillectomy. However, cool clear fluids will keep the swelling down and reduce the mucous.
Talk to your doctor about getting zofran (ondansetron) odt. Anti nausea pills you can put on your tounge. Usually very helpfull and safe. ...Read more

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I always get really nauseous when taking percocet, Anyway I could stop that? To alleviate the nausea And prevent it from happening?

I always get really nauseous when taking percocet, Anyway I could stop that? To alleviate the nausea And prevent it from happening?

Narcotics: Narcotics like Percocet are known to slow down the GI tract and contribute to symptoms like nausea and constipation. You should speak with your physician about other pain relievers with fewer side effects. ...Read more

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I always get really bad headaches and nausea. O experience this for around 2 hours at a time. I was wondering what the cause of this and how to prevent?

I always get really bad headaches and nausea. O experience this for around 2 hours at a time. I was wondering what the cause of this and how to prevent?

Different types: The 2 main causes of headaches in your age group would be migraine and tension type muscle contraction headaches. Either one can have associated nausea. Migraine often has a preceding warning (flashing lights, etc) and is usually a one sided throbbing headache while tension type headaches are usually steady over the forehead or back of the head. A neurologist is a headache specialist as well. ...Read more

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How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

Medication: There are many medications to prevent and treat "breakthrough nausea" following chemotheray. However, sometimes it is not possible to completely prevent it. If your current medications are not working well enough, you should discuss this with your Oncology nurse and your oncologist. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure or prevention of everyday nausea?

Could there be a cure or prevention of everyday nausea?

Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to deal with nausea being caused by an antibiotic?

Need advice on what is the the best way to deal with nausea being caused by an antibiotic?

Take with food: Unless the directions tell you not to, taking medicine with food may lessen the nausea. If it is severe, talk to your doctor about an alternative med. ...Read more

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Can there be ways to stifle nausea and prevent gagging/vomiting?

Can there be ways to stifle nausea and prevent gagging/vomiting?

Breathing techniques: Breathing techniques have been used for stress-induced nausea and vomiting as well as cancer patients who have nausea and vomiting as a result of chemotherapy. The technique involves slow diaphragmatic breathing. But you also need to consult your physician for evaluation and diagnosis to find out why you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I stop this nausea from cefdinir antibiotic?

Can you tell me how could I stop this nausea from cefdinir antibiotic?

Take it with food: Certain antibiotics if taken on an empty stomach may cause nausea. If this continues, ask your doctor to switch to a different antibiotic if possible ...Read more

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How do I prevent nausea after everything I eat. It's really bad when I travel too.

How do I prevent nausea after everything I eat. It's really bad when I travel too.

Nausea: Possibly related to celexa (citalopram). Your prescribing doctor would be your best advisor. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting?

What is a good medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting?

Use of ginger: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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If im not on prevention meds for migraines, and I have aura and nausea with the pains, can I have a stroke?

If im not on prevention meds for migraines, and I have aura and nausea with the pains, can I have a stroke?

There is risk: The aura of migraine are often associated with spasm of blood vessels into the brain. Risk of stroke increases on birth control, smoking, use of vasoconstrictive agents, poor health habits, diabetes, dehydration. Use of Aspirin can be preventative as well as good health habits and good headache management. ...Read more

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Can gastritis with acid erosion cause gastroperisis? I have both and my symptoms are nausea that prevents me from eating solid foods.

Can gastritis with acid erosion cause gastroperisis? I have both and my symptoms are nausea that prevents me from eating solid foods.

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis or lack of movement of the stomach is most common in long term diabetic patients. Difficulty with solid foods could be either achalasia (spasm of the esophagus) or a stricture (narrowning) from your reflux ...Read more

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I'm traveling to colorado this summer. I've had friends get ill from the high altitude (nausea, breathing issues) any way to prevent having problems?

I'm traveling to colorado this summer. I've had friends get ill from the high altitude (nausea, breathing issues) any way to prevent having problems?

Acclamatization: More practice you do, better you do to a certain extent. Some people cannot tolerate it despite that and need supplementation with O2 ...Read more

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I've had a sporadic stomachache and fluctuatin light fever (up to 100) for two weeks. Pains often prevents sleep. Light nausea too when pain. Clues?

I've had a sporadic stomachache and fluctuatin light fever (up to 100) for two weeks. Pains often prevents sleep. Light nausea too when pain. Clues?

Could be reflux: Although other possibilities exist the nausea and stomach ache could be related to excess gastric acid and gastritis. I would suggest speaking with your physician so that appropriate treatment recommendations can be made and referral to a GI expert can be made if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there anything a anesthesiologist can do to prevent nausea after surgery? I'm emetophobic and really afraid. I've fasted since 7pm and my surgery I

Is there anything a anesthesiologist can do to prevent nausea after surgery? I'm emetophobic and really afraid. I've fasted since 7pm and my surgery I

Many options: First, let them know your concern. They can give you a scopolamine patch, give you meds while you are asleep, to a total IV anesthetic and avoid gases to prevent nausea. They can also give you non opioid meds prior to surgery to help with pain so that less opioids will be used. On your end it helps to stay hydrated and avoid using too much opioid medications as they can cause nausea. ...Read more

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How can I prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery?

Many ways...: If you tend to have postoperative nausea and/or vomiting or if you are susceptible to carsickness, be sure to let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know. There are medications that can be given before, during, and after surgery to minimize this. Unfortunately, a few people still have this problem. ...Read more

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Nausea all the time tired not throwing up I am not prevent?

Nausea all the time tired not throwing up I am not prevent?

You mean "pregnant"?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort/nausea & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." If pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Nontender? Not bleeding? Get simple testing thru your doc. ...Read more

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Have they developed a way to prevent post-operative nausea & vomiting?

Have they developed a way to prevent post-operative nausea & vomiting?

Yes: There are several medications or combinations of medications that can be given before, during & after anesthesia to help control this. Ask your anesthesiologist. Medications are usually very successful but not 100% effective for everyone. ...Read more

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I've taken Zoloft (sertraline) after meals will it most likely help prevent nausea?

I've taken Zoloft (sertraline) after meals will it most likely help prevent nausea?

Yes: If you experience nausea from zoloft, (sertraline) taking it with food may help. You could also talk to your doctor about possibly splitting the dose (taking the same daily total dose but splitting it into two equal halves - sometimes side effects are caused when the blood level reaches a certain level so sometimes taking two lower doses can minimize this. I suggest talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Does zofran (ondansetron) stop/prevent all nausea? I.e. reflux, medications, virus, etc.

Does zofran (ondansetron) stop/prevent all nausea? I.e. reflux, medications, virus, etc.

Great medicine: Zofran (ondansetron) is very safe works sensually, meaning via the central nervous system, and works on as far as I know, all types of nausea. Nausea that persists should be evaluated for other diseases that may be more serious than a simple minor gastrointestinal virus ...Read more

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What to do about preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting? Is the nausea preventable?

What to do about preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting? Is the nausea preventable?

Avoid surgery: If postoperative nausea and vomiting are to be avoided, don't have surgery... Seriously though mention your concerns to the surgeon and the anesthesiologist - there are many texhniques and drugs to avoid this. ...Read more

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Is morning nausea common while taking doxycycline antibiotic?

Is morning nausea common while taking doxycycline antibiotic?

Doxycycline effects: Nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and sometimes vomiting are common side effects of taking doxycycline. Oftentimes, these symptoms disappear as you continue taking the antibiotic for the prescribed duration of treatment. If these side effects are incapacitating, you need to ask your doctor for an alternative antibiotic, if possible, to treat your specific ailment. ...Read more

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What antibiotic can I use for a swollen gland right under my jawline, chills, nausea?

What antibiotic can I use for a swollen gland right under my jawline, chills, nausea?

See below: This is something that you should discuss with you physician as the history and physical will help determine the the proper course of treatment. Any specific antibiotic recommendation here would be premature. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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