Nausea Specialist

Uptown Emergency Room

Emergency Room located in Dallas, TX

From time to time you may feel nausea after eating or as a result of the flu. But if nausea persists for several days, it may be time for an emergency evaluation. At Uptown Emergency Room in Dallas, advanced diagnostics and an experienced staff are available 24/7 to identify the root cause of your nausea and treat it accordingly. To learn more about available treatment options for persistent nausea, visit Uptown Emergency Room on a walk-in basis or call ahead for an appointment.

Nausea Q & A

Uptown Emergency Room

What causes nausea?

Nausea is a condition where your stomach feels uneasy and you have a persistent urge to throw up. It’s a condition that’s often a symptom of other medical issues, such as:

  • Ulcers
  • Stomach flu
  • Ear infection
  • Food poisoning
  • Migraine headaches

Nausea is often a normal part of a pregnancy or can happen if you’re prone to motion sickness.  You may also feel nausea after overeating or eating foods not normally in your diet.

In some cases, nausea may be an indicator of a more serious condition, including heart attack and appendicitis.

When should I see a doctor about nausea?

Nausea often resolves on its own with rest and home remedies, such as drinking ginger ale or taking over-the-counter nausea medications.

If you have nausea and vomiting that lasts more than two days for adults or longer than 24 hours in children, seek immediate medical attention to prevent additional complications.

You should visit Uptown Emergency Room as soon as possible, or call 911, if your nausea is accompanied by blurred vision, chest pain, or high fever.

What treatment options are available for nausea?

Depending on the cause of the nausea, your Uptown Emergency Room doctor may prescribe anti-nausea medications and recommend a bland food diet until your nausea resolves. You should also get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous exercise and activity until your nausea goes away.

If you also have been vomiting a lot, or have diarrhea, your doctor may administer intravenous (IV) fluids to prevent dehydration and other medical issues.

What are the dangers of dehydration?

Dehydration often occurs if you vomit a lot and lose more fluids than you take in. Without the proper amount of water, your body isn’t able to function properly. As a result, you can develop other serious health conditions, including organ failure, seizures, or going into life-threatening shock.

As part of your treatment for nausea and vomiting, your doctor assesses your dehydration potential and may recommend drinking more fluids or having IV fluid treatments.

For diagnosis and treatment of persistent nausea, schedule an appointment by calling Uptown Emergency Room or visit the facility as a walk-in.