Nausea and Vomiting

Urgent Care located in West Valley, Yakima, WA

Nausea and Vomiting services offered in West Valley, Yakima, WA

Most people feel queasy from time to time, but if you’re experiencing persistent nausea and vomiting, Summitview Urgent Care can provide the responsive care you deserve at their clinic in Yakima, Washington. The experienced medical providers have the training and state-of-the-art testing services to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of these uncomfortable symptoms. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Nausea and Vomiting Q & A

What is nausea and vomiting?

Nausea is an uncomfortable gastrointestinal feeling that often precedes vomiting — when the contents in your stomach travel up through your esophagus and mouth. Everybody experiences nausea from time to time, but if it stops you from eating for long periods or causes uncontrollable vomiting, you may need professional medical attention.

Summitview Urgent Care welcomes walk-ins seven days a week. If nausea and vomiting affect your ability to eat or function in your daily life, the urgent care center has a team of physicians to diagnose the underlying cause and treat your condition.

What causes nausea and vomiting?

Many factors can lead to nausea and vomiting, including:

  • Motion sickness
  • Food poisoning
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (Crohn’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcers, etc.)
  • Viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections
  • Certain medications
  • Head trauma
  • Chemotherapy and radiation 

If you experience nausea and vomiting that persists after at-home remedies, your doctor at Summitview Urgent Care may run various tests to diagnose the cause.

How can I treat nausea and vomiting at home?

Rest and fluids are essential for recovering from nausea and vomiting. Other home remedies to help relieve nausea and prevent vomiting include:

  • Chamomile or peppermint tea
  • Antacids
  • Lemon juice
  • Ginger
  • Bananas, rice, applesauce, toast (BRAT diet)
  • Clear broths
  • Sports drinks

Stay away from fatty, greasy, or acidic foods if you feel nauseous. You should also avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can dehydrate you.

When should I go to urgent care for nausea and vomiting?

If you’re unable to keep food or water down, visit Summitview Urgent Care right away. Your doctor may also recommend visiting if your symptoms persist for more than a few days or worsen. Certain medications can cause nausea and vomiting, so make sure to bring a list of all drugs and supplements you currently take to your visit.

What medications can relieve nausea and vomiting?

Many medications can help relieve nausea and vomiting. Some are available over the counter at your local pharmacy, while others require a prescription. Common medications for nausea and vomiting can include prescription antiemetics.

Make sure to only take medications that your physician recommends to prevent complications.

Call Summitview Urgent Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about nausea and vomiting.