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What Is The Best Treatment For Nausea And Vomiting
Ive been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night. ?
Probably allergy: Nahsea and vomiting can be from a virus you may have picked up during less than ideal hygienic condition surrounding food and beverages consumed whike traveling. OTC meds may suffice for now but if you experience fever and diarrhea, or a rash appears, pl. consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is phenergan (promethazine) able to be used for similar purposes as Zofran? Meaning is it effective on preventing and treating nausea and vomiting?
Yes: Yes,they are used for similar purposes. Whether it is just as effective or not can be individual. ...Read more
Can I use Dilaudid with Phenergan (promethazine) before sleep when have pain? I took Dilaudid 4mg for strong headache and woke up with nausea and vomiting.
What does your Dr.: say? Both of those narcotics are habit forming and addictive outside of short term pain management/use. Phenergan (promethazine) is a decongestant, but is a controlled substance. So, ask your doctor what is best for now. If this is what your management includes, then it will make you drowsy. You shouldn't be driving/operating machinery while on it. Otherwise, there are safer OTCs that can work well for sleep. ...Read more
What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?
Nausea~: hello~ Zofran is reserved for severe nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, so I would use something safer and first line like Compazine (prochlorperazine), (prochlorperazine) which would work better than metaclopamide, but metaclopamide can be used in mild cases.You will need to ask your doc for a script for Compazine (prochlorperazine). thanks ...Read more
Citrus/Ginger: Remedies other than traditional medicines include foods, pressure points and some vitamins. Ginger has been shown to aid in the relief of nausea as has both the taste and aroma of citrus fruits. Wrist bands used for sea sickness and accupuncture have also provided relief for some. Last, 25 mg of vitamin B6 taken 3-4 times a day may help with nausea and vomiting as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The one that works : The best medicine will be the one that works for you. There are plenty of antimausea medication- from compazine, reglan, phenergan, (promethazine) ondansetron, steroids etc. Ginger also can help prevent/treat nausea. The most important here is for you to be proactive - take it before you vomit. Once you vomit- it will be hard for you to swallow any medication. Talk to your doc to give you any of the above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What med is more effective in controlling nausea/vomiting for norovirus? In the hospital I work in they seem to use Phenergan (promethazine) rather than Zofran. Why?
Phenergan (promethazine): is a little weker but cheaperGet a more detailed answer ›
My fiancée has always had frequently occurring severe muscle knots that cause nausea and vomiting. What specialist would be the best to visit?
IM,PMR,Rheum: Things you can do first: maintain proper posture, use ergonomic workstation, yoga, exercise, apply heat pad to the "knots". If not better, then see your primary care doctor. He can diagnose and treat you or refer you to a specialist, either PMR (physical medicine & rehab) doctor or rheumatologist. You may also benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more
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