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Remedies For Dry Heaves
Advise seeing an MD: "Dry heaving", when seen in the ER can be due to many causes, including any condition or medication which makes the person extremely nauseous (alcohol/drug intoxication, UTI, stomach virus, gallbladder/pancreatic disease, heart attack), or sometimes may be caused by a foreign body stuck in the esophagus. So quick answer is that usually a cause needs to be pursued unless it is obvious. ...Read more
I am hoarse after an episode of dry heaving. I tried some pranks candy and really didn't like the flavor. What's the best treatment for a hoarse voice. I am currently using essential oils?
Many causes: Dry heaving has many causes, but usually due to irritation of the stomach or upper small intestine-like alcohol, ulcers or infection, pancreatitis or gall bladder trouble. If there is any associated chest or arm pain, the heart or lungs can be the source- in which case you need to be seen right away ...Read more
Is dry heaving is considered as dangerous problem? If so, what is the long term effect on dry heaving?
Yes: Heaving, with or without vomitus coming out of one's mouth, creates high pressures where the stomach meets the esophagus (the tube up to the throat). With heaving, as with vomiting, one can create tears and bleeding where the stomach meets the esophagus. So, it's best to avoid heaving. ...Read more
I been dry heaving at night only at night for 2-3 weeks now ill do it for hours what would make me do this?
Dry heaving: Lots of things can cause nausea and dry heaving — infection like a stomach bug, electrolyte disorders, pregnancy, neurological problems. Your frequency of symptoms is pretty concerning, and really warrants a good history and physical exam. This may have nothing to do with the stomach, so it's really important to have a good workup. Best of luck. ...Read more
Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more
If dry heaving is getting worse I strongly suggest you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency. Could be a minor issue or something worse but that is unlikely.
Hope all goes well -please let me know. ...Read more
What causes nausea?: Nausea/vomiting 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. See your doctor please. ...Read more
My neck is real sensitive and I am constantly gagging or dry heaving even when I have shirts or jewelry on, what is causing this?
See your doc: Could be enlarged thyroid, lymph nodes, tonsils. Get examined by a doc. ...Read more
I'm 24 year old girl and have been dry heaving from almost 2 months. From 1 month, it's increased to 2-3 times in a day. Pls help?
Have an issue with gagging and dry heaving. Constantly have to chew a mint to keep the sensation controlled. Any idea on the cause?
See MD: Pregnant? Always to be considered, if you have been having sex. May have inflammation of stomach, ulcer, inflammation of esophagus, reflux of stomach content into esophagus. This is aggravated by mints, coffee, alcohol, some meds, fatty foods, and other factors. Could be another cause. Need to see md, get examined. ...Read more
My son has zero appetite and been dry heaving/ vomiting the last few days. Very worried because he can't keep anything down at all?
I get nausea almost immediately eating anything except for boil veggies. I haven't thrown up yet, just a lot of dry heaving. What is going on?
I have IIH. I'm having bad vision issues today. Everything is very blurry. I'm also extremely nauseated — for about the 2 weeks. Dry heaving.?
See treatment: You should seek treatment from your physician who diagnosed the IIH. There is medical management as well as a therapeutic tap that can be done to relieve your symptoms and you should be evaluated sooner rather than later to preserve vision and prevent further complications. Please seek care as soon as possible. ...Read more
Diagnosed with gallstones, last night had a serious pain in right side, felt very nausus and ended up dry heaving. Feel very sick today. What do I do?
Er: Sounds like you have a gallbladder attack or acute cholecystites (stone blocking gallbladder), if persist you need to go to the er or call your doc. ...Read more
My 6 month old had a big dinner and then nursed to go to bed an hour later. Soon after vomited then some dry heaving about 10 mins later a little mor?
Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting 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 cause. ...Read more
See your doctor: Given your symptoms, you will need a thorough evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
Strain muscle: Probably is a strain of the intercostal muscles. The action of "dry heaving" engage the intercostal muscle in a heavy fashion producing the strain.If pain persist need a xray to rule-out a fr rib wich is olso possible. ...Read more
Anything touching my neck or when I wear jewelry or even putting on a coat' brings a gagging or dry heaving, what could this be?
Strangulation fear: The question you are asking relates to a phobia of strangulation. It is considered a phobia. Phobias can sometimes best explore in a mental state of induced focused relaxation and attention called hypnosis. If done by an experienced and certfied professional your fear may be explored and actually disappear. There are many kinds of hypnosis but regression hypnosis may be one option. ...Read more
I went to clean a house Started getting warm from scrubbing bathtub. Next thing I know I'm overheated and dry heaving. Why? What can I do for this?
Chemical exposure: I might guess that you were exposed to a chemical while cleaning. Clorox could cause this especially in a closed space. ...Read more
I am with a 21 yr old male who was sent home from work sick and has now been dry heaving for about 45 min. Does this warrant a trip to the er? His temp is low 97.6
Not : Not necessarily. If he develops a temperature of 104 or more, he should go to the er. Severe abdominal pain is another reason to go to the er. If he has fluid losses via vomiting or diarrhea and becomes dehydrated that would be another indication. If dry heaving does not resolve that is another reason. He can try slowly sipping slightly flat gingerale when the dry heaves take a break. Other options would be nibbling on crystalized ginger or drinking ginger tea. Pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger and steep for at least five minutes before sipping. ...Read more
call obgyn: Go see your obgyn promptly--this is why you have one. Let him or her guide you through this pregnancy together, so you don't feel alone in getting help. Nausea is a very common early symptom, and there are many options to take care of this. Your OB will know what's best for you. ...Read more
Vasovagal: Stimulation can cause this; however, I suggest a cardiac workup to include an examination, EKG and a 24 hours Holter monitoring. Please consult your physician ASAP! ...Read more
I had to menstrual periods last month and now I'm having nausea and dry heaving what could cause that?
Nausea: Nausea is what we can a "non-specific" symptoms. This means that it can be caused by very many things. If you're concerned about pregnancy, run a home urine pregnancy test. If the nausea is from a pregnancy, the test will be positive. It's not possible to have pregnancy symptoms without the test being positive. Good luck. Feel free to ask more questions if you have any. Dr. C. ...Read more
I have my final exams this week. I've been stressing but now I've started dry heaving, i have heartburn and im feelin weak. Help.
Gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining could be present in view of your symptoms. Follow a bland diet, avoid caffeine and take an antacid like mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. If you're able to, prilosec for a short time should help if the other measures Don't take care of the symptoms. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen as an ulcer could be present. ...Read more