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What medicine cures nausea (i already tried pepto and emetrol)?

What medicine cures nausea (i already tried pepto and emetrol)?

Find cause of nausea: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more

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Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge. ...Read more

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Can metastic colon cancer cause fever ,nausea and vomiting ?

Can metastic colon cancer cause fever ,nausea and vomiting ?

Colon cancer: Yes it can happen but I hope that does not happen. The fever is likely to be unrelated. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more

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Any suggestions to counter fatique from chemo treatments?

Any suggestions to counter fatique from chemo treatments?

Yes: I know it sounds stupid- get more rest. Studies suggest fatigue is also improved by regular mild exercise- walking, getting outside, doing active things you like and resting when tired. Daytime naps of 30 min or less are often helpful. (longer ones do not work as well) if you are severely anemic, in my experience, sometimes transfusions help depending upon the degree of anemia. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for nausea and diarrhea?

Are there any effective home remedies for nausea and diarrhea?

Patience: Many things have been tried but patience and time cure most upset stomaches. Ginger, anise and other herbs were originally reported to help but careful studies show they aren't any better than time. If you have fevers, bloody poop, severe cramps, dehydration or symptoms longer than a week you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter anti nausea medication for chronic nausea and vomiting?

Is there any over-the-counter anti nausea medication for chronic nausea and vomiting?

Some : Pepto bismol helps sometimes and if the nausea is due to acid reflux, things like zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc could too. Ginger is said to help deal with nausea as well. Lifestyle changes like limiting alcohol and caffeine could be of benefit but my question is why do you have chronic nausea? I would suggest you visit your family doc or a GI as there could be something that needs treatment. ...Read more

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How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or others. It also helps if patients avoid smells or foods that seem to trigger the symptom. Sometimes even perfumes and non food smells may be an issue and you can avoid them if suspected. Foods like crackers, 7-up, ginger ale or ginger root can help. ...Read more

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Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Celiac or more: Celiac disease can be tested for and requires that you see your doctor for the blood work. It can be more than just celiac and different people have different levels of sensitivity for celiac. Some are very sensitive to contamination. There are other sources for gastrointenstinal upset. After the norovirus it will take awhile to get back to baseline. Start with bananas, rice and gluten free. ...Read more

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Can mcrc cause nausea , vomitting ?

Can mcrc cause nausea , vomitting ?

Nausea and vomiting: I am sorry, but I do not understand your abbreviation. Can you please be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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What are effective non-medication ways to ease body pain from vincristine chemotherapy treatments?

What are effective non-medication ways to ease body pain from vincristine chemotherapy treatments?

Join support group: You are undergoing the toughest part, and a cancer support group would ease your mind/spirit. Meditation, visualization exercises can also ease the pain, as having acupuncture done to relieve any nausea associated with treatment. Doing chair yoga to stretch your muscles may help. Also, if it's there's any stomatitis, sometimes Nystatin popsicles are helpful.Depends what type of pain you're having. ...Read more

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Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Possible: Many patients can have depression with treatment. Some estimates are 25%. The additional problems are cognitive issues associated with chemotherapy, and the impact of memory impairment. Also steroid fluctuations during treatment will add to the problems. Lastly, in breast cancer ovarian function issues will have an impact. ...Read more

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Any homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicines for migraines with severe photophobia ?

Any homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicines for migraines with severe photophobia ?

Migraines: Homeopathy can be very helpful to people with migraines. You need to have your case taken by a skilled classical homeopath, though. There are over 1000 remedies known for headaches alone, so you need help selecting! some remedies that meet your specific criteria could be nat mur, belladonna, and sanguinaria. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn? Ginger? Mint?

What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn? Ginger? Mint?

DGL,slippery elm: Chronic or recurring heartburn needs to be checked out by a doc to make sure there aren't ulcerations, erosions, infection, cancer etc. Heartburn can be worsened by mint, chamomile, tobacco, alcohol, sweets, coffee, chocolate, fried food, spicy, or acidic food, large deglycyrrhinated licorice can coat the esophagus (w/o adrenal/kidney side effects); slippery elm can help-ok short term. ...Read more

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Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?

Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?

Worth trying: Ginger -either as a tea, freshly crushed up with honey, or even as a strong 'candy' you get in the Asian stores may help with nausea. There are a number of scientific papers in the literature touting it's benefits there - from pregnancy induced nausea, nausea from chemotherapy, sea-sickness, and even more problematic diseases. Everyone's a little different, but it couldn't hurt to try. Feel better ...Read more

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What natural cures are there to relive menopause symptoms like moodswings, bloating, confusion, and hot flashes?

Remedies: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>>. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cause nausea?

Can radiation therapy cause nausea?

Yes: Since radiation affects both normal and cancerous cells, if your GI tract or brain are in the path of the radiation beam, there is a good chance that nausea will develop. We have excellent drugs to prevent chemotherapy or radiation therapy induced nausea, however. ...Read more

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Can taking ginger for nausea reduce or eliminate nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy?

Can taking ginger for nausea reduce or eliminate nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy?

There is evidence that when taken with standard anti-nausea medications, ginger may be helpful in further reducing or eliminating nausea and vomiting during and after chemotherapy treatments: Results from two studies of adults who took ginger for nausea showed that various doses of ginger before starting chemotherapy treatments helped to reduce the severity of nausea. In these studies, participants began taking ginger orally three days prior to starting chemotherapy. The ginger was taken in addition to a standard medication prescribed to reduce nausea and vomiting. A small number of participants reported side effects including heartburn, bruising, flushing and rash. In another study, taking ginger root powder was found to be effective in reducing the severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea in children and young adults ages 8 to 21. Ginger in this study was also given along with standard anti-nausea medications. Earlier studies had shown ginger to be of little or no benefit in reducing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Many prescription drugs have been proved effective at controlling nausea during and after chemotherapy. Ask your doctor if combining ginger and anti-nausea medications might be right for you. Chemotherapy side effects: A cause of heart disease?, Magic mouthwash. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for chronic nausea?

What are some home remedies for chronic nausea?

Peppermint: Peppermint has been used fir this. Not sure how well it works though. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to help chemotherapy nausea?

What are some natural remedies to help chemotherapy nausea?

Ginger?: Ginger can help mild nausea, although chemo-related nausea is much harder to control without medication. Chemo stimulates the "vomit center" in the brain, and the anti-nausea drugs we have today block that site in the brain, which is why they work so well. Accupuncture is a helpful addition to nausea treatment for some people. ...Read more

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How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or others. It also helps if patients avoid smells or foods that seem to trigger the symptom. Sometimes even perfumes and non food smells may be an issue and you can avoid them if suspected. Foods like crackers, 7-up, ginger ale or ginger root can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nausea after chemotherapy, can anyone help?

Your oncologist!: I assume you have an oncologist; almost everyone who is receiving chemotherapy does. They are most familiar not just with the chemotherapy you are receiving, but also with you! They can give you the best advice and treatment for your nausea. I hope your therapy is working well! ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

Stay hydrated,: Light exercise, chew gum, avoid people that are sick, wash hands frequently, don't touch face, rx can help too. ...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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What helps nausea the best among chemotherapy patients?

What helps nausea the best among chemotherapy patients?

Medication!: There are excellent medications to prevent chemo-related nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron (zofran) and aprepitant (emend) are two of the strongest. Ativan (lorazepam) and Dexamethasone are commonly added. Different things work for different people, and we can almost always find a combination that works for everyone. This is a good review article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cancer/ca00030. ...Read more

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An acquaintence of mine stopped chemotherapy due to said extreme nausea. Died seven months later. What could she have done to extend her life?

An acquaintence of mine stopped chemotherapy due to said extreme nausea. Died seven months later. What could she have done to extend her life?

No simple answer: Life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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What to expect with chemotherapy? Pain, nausea, vomiting?

Expectations : Nausea should be expected. Vomiting can occur. Though, you should have access to plenty of medications for nausea. Many people have flushing or an odd taste while getting chemo. Pain would be very unusual. There are some chemo meds that can have an allergic effect, so rash and flu-like symptoms can occur. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the nausea after chemotherapy?

How can I get rid of the nausea after chemotherapy?

Prevention: Prevention is the best treatment. There are excellent meds that are given before chemotherapy to try to prevent nausea. If you experienced a lot of nausea make sure to talk to your medical oncologist for adjustments is these meds. If you have nausea use your anti nausea meds early (if your starting to feel just a little bit nauseated). ...Read more

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What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Multiple: Esophageal and gastric(stomach) irritation and slough of sensitive surfaces . The drugs are effective but can be harsh to other systems. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause 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 more

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Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

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 more

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How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

Encourage meds!: Nausea is horrible! thanks for helping your mother. Hopefully her doctor gave her several medicines to try. Make sure she tries them all. If she can't keep them down, ask her doctor for suppositories. If the medicines don't work, ask her doctor for others, and encourage your mom to take them even when she feels better. We have such good meds now that no one should have nausea from chemo! ...Read more

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Chemotherapy side effect question. Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Chemotherapy side effect question.  Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Potentially: Kytril is a drug which is extremely effective and part of standard anti-nausea regimens- zofran (ondansetron) is a generic drug of the same class and anzemet and Aloxi are the other drugs in this class. If cost is an issue than generic zofran (ondansetron) can be tried. ...Read more

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A 1 mg. tablet of Granisetron Hydrochloride is equal to about how many mgs. of Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea due to chemotherapy?

A 1 mg. tablet of Granisetron Hydrochloride is equal to about how many mgs. of Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea due to chemotherapy?

Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg twice/da: The standard dose of Granisetron is 2 mg and that of Zofran (ondansetron) ranges from 8 mg to 12 mg once or twice per day (at one time it was as high as 32 mg per day). But with more experience we learned that lower doses work as well but not below 8 mg per day. ...Read more

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I went through chemotherapy for testicular cancer finishing in October. I still experience nausea and dizziness quite often. What could be the cause?

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I went through chemotherapy for testicular cancer finishing in October. I still experience nausea and dizziness quite often. What could be the cause?

Here are some ...: Congratulation for finishing chemo to survive testicular cancer(TC). Known to most, if not all, success in chemo for TC has been as great "miracle" in modern medicine to make all treated TC patients alive like the normal counterparts, but not with a price. By sequence of events, what you feel is most likely chemo-related & may slowly improve and evolve with symptomatic Rx + healthy lifestyle... ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

.: Chemotherapy attacks rapidly growing cells, so it attacks the cancer cells as well as normal body cells that grow rapidly, including your hair follicles ! chemo crosses from the blood to the brain and triggers the nausea center in the brain. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Kills cells: Chemotherapy kills cells. It just kills cancer cells quicker than normal cells because they grow faster. As for the nausea, chemo agents are toxic to living tissue. ...Read more

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