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What can I do for severe vomiting in the first trimester?
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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Small frequent meals
Some people get relief from ginger and vitamin b6.
Exercise helps. Getting away from stress makes a big difference. If you are vomiting excessively and losing weight, your doctor can prescribe several medications that help. Make sure you don't allow yourself to get dehydrated: it makes the nausea much worse.

In brief: Small frequent meals
Some people get relief from ginger and vitamin b6.
Exercise helps. Getting away from stress makes a big difference. If you are vomiting excessively and losing weight, your doctor can prescribe several medications that help. Make sure you don't allow yourself to get dehydrated: it makes the nausea much worse.
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Dr. Nicole Bullock
Eat .... It seems counter intuitive, but eating / snacking through the day will help with the nausea. Try to eat snacks with protein .... cheese, nuts, meat.
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Call Doctor
Hyperemesis is persistant vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy that can lead to dehydration.
Some patients need hospitalization for IV rehydration and electrolyte control. Outpatient treatments may be effective but you should keep close communication with your doctor.

In brief: Call Doctor
Hyperemesis is persistant vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy that can lead to dehydration.
Some patients need hospitalization for IV rehydration and electrolyte control. Outpatient treatments may be effective but you should keep close communication with your doctor.
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Try herbs
Eat and drink whatever you can tolerate.
Do not force yourself to eat or drink anything that will make the vomiting worse. Try ginger, fennel, oregano. Try popscicles, clear vegetable broth.

In brief: Try herbs
Eat and drink whatever you can tolerate.
Do not force yourself to eat or drink anything that will make the vomiting worse. Try ginger, fennel, oregano. Try popscicles, clear vegetable broth.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk to doc
First trimester nausea and vomiting can be miserable.
Some patients can control with this diet. Eat small amounts like crackers often to keep your stomach coated. Nausea is worse when your stomach is completely empty. Ginger has some natural effects on nausea so try sipping ginger ale. Take your prenatal vitamins at night before sleeping. Talk to your doc about medication options.

In brief: Talk to doc
First trimester nausea and vomiting can be miserable.
Some patients can control with this diet. Eat small amounts like crackers often to keep your stomach coated. Nausea is worse when your stomach is completely empty. Ginger has some natural effects on nausea so try sipping ginger ale. Take your prenatal vitamins at night before sleeping. Talk to your doc about medication options.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Several options
The most recommended therapy is to try over-the-counter 25-50 mg vitamin B6 along with 1/2 doxylamine (unisom) tablet twice a day.
Eat small frequent meals. Ginger containing food substances such as ale, tea, and cookies can help. Try to stay hydrated. Focus on what appeals to you in terms of food and drink. Call your doctor for a prescription medication if all else fails, there are options.

In brief: Several options
The most recommended therapy is to try over-the-counter 25-50 mg vitamin B6 along with 1/2 doxylamine (unisom) tablet twice a day.
Eat small frequent meals. Ginger containing food substances such as ale, tea, and cookies can help. Try to stay hydrated. Focus on what appeals to you in terms of food and drink. Call your doctor for a prescription medication if all else fails, there are options.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
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