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Recurrent Self Induced Vomiting
Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer. ...Read more
NO!!!!: There is no longer any indication for emetics. They were once used in overdoses and poisonings, but there are way too many complications including injury to the esophagus, aspiration, and typically did not resolve the ingestion. Every er used to have ipecac to induce vomiting. That was removed years ago and is no longer used. ...Read more
No, but...: ... When you vomited, it is very possible that the acid irritated your esophagus. So if you are feeling heartburn symptoms now, it could be due to the vomiting which occurred. I would recommend a short course of acid reducers such as Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day or omeprazole once a day. If your symptoms are not gone in a week, consult your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Many ways: Vomiting is a reflex designed to rid the body of toxic substances in the stomach or to empty the stomach if the body fears it will be too busy doing something important to waist energy on digestion at the moment.. If you are in pain you may hyperventilate which causes nausea and vomitting. This webpage will also help... http://www.myvmc.com/symptoms/nausea-and-vomiting-emesis/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can i induce vomiting to myself safely? in case i eat something is not good for me or expired?
Not recommended.: We do not currently recommend inducing vomiting after eating expired or spoiled food. In the past syrup of ipecac was used, but it has been found to be in advisable. I would not recommend that you induce vomiting, just stop eating any food that you feel has gone bad. Good luck. ...Read more
I accidentally took 3 5-500mg of hyrdocodone. Im really scared that i might have od'd! I am a female, 5'8" 123lbs. Should i try to induce vomiting?
Call for ambulance: You need help call 911 now , speak to your family and let er handle the problem. ...Read more
Unnecessary: There are other agents that can do that, these specific chemical agents are called emetics. However at the risk of restricting information, i will say it is more important to know that any purging or vomiting induction is not healthy and it is best to talk to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist if you have trouble with it. ...Read more
Depends: Corrosive poisons like acids and lye should not be vomited out because they will erode the esophagus further on the reverse passage. Poisons like pills and toxins with no corrosive effect can be removed in part by induced vomiting. So it depends upon the substance ingested ...Read more
Unlikely: While illnesses with a fever can be associated with vomiting, like gastroenteritis or appendicitis, I am unaware of a physiologic mechanisim where fever would cause vomiting. With that said, if you are having fever and vomiting for more than a day, you should seek the care of a medical provider soon. ...Read more
My husband drinks alcohol , unlimitedly but he never end up with vomiting. He never listens to anybody till he falls down.I want to induce vomiting pl?
Alclholism: Alcoholism is mainly an inherited problem with painful consequences mentally and medically to oneself and to the children who also will bear the gene. Those people have inborn excessive amount of enzymes to digest alcohol as soon as they drink it his body has too strong tolerance to alcohol. He surely is also severely mentally sick. Talk to his doctor to save him. He is too sick to be realistic. ...Read more
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