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
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