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How to Easily Stop Nausea and Vomiting

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How to Easily Stop Nausea and Vomiting

Jun 03, 2021

Nausea is a very common condition in the emergency room. But according to Dr. Troy Madsen, there's actually not much an ER doctor can do to help with the symptoms. Save yourself a trip to the ER—on today's Health Minute, learn what over-the-counter medication may ease your nausea at home.

Episode Transcript

Interviewer: Today's health hack with emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen is for nausea. What is your health hack?

Dr. Madsen: Well, nausea is a very common thing we see in the emergency department, and typically it's after a person may have eaten some bad food that makes them feel sick to their stomach, or maybe they've come down with some sort of a virus. But when you come to the ER just with some nausea, there's not a whole lot we can really do for it. We may give you some prescription medications, but there are over-the-counter medications you might even have at home that you can try, and these medications are things that you may have taken before for motion sickness, often under the brand name Dramamine or Meclizine. You take these medications, they can help a lot with nausea, they can help you to keep fluids down, stay hydrated at home, and by doing so, you can potentially avoid a trip to the ER.

updated: June 3, 2021
originally published: March 15, 2019