When to seek medical advice

In most cases vomiting can be treated safely at home.

Get emergency care if nausea or vomiting is accompanied by:

  • Chest pain lasting more than a few minutes
  • Shortness of breath

Call your doctor if you:

  • Are unable to drink anything for 24 hours
  • Experience vomiting for more than two days
  • Are extremely thirsty or urinating less than usual
  • Vomit blood or black material
  • Have diabetes and take insulin
  • Have known heart problems
  • Have stomach or chest pain
  • Recently started taking a new drug
  • Are pregnant or think you may be pregnant

Nausea or vomiting

Find possible causes of nausea or vomiting based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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