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*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor's discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and how to save up to 80% with our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of nausea and vomiting. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Learn about nausea & vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of numerous health conditions. In many cases, people experience nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis—also known as the stomach flu—or morning sickness related to early pregnancy.

Nausea and vomiting can affect both adults and children. Fortunately, there are several treatments to relieve nausea and stomach discomfort.

Nausea causes

  • Several factors can contribute to nausea and vomiting. While some people are sensitive to specific foods, others may experience nausea due to health conditions. Some common causes of nausea and vomiting include:

    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): GERD causes the stomach's contents to flow back into the esophagus. When the stomach contents move back up the gastrointestinal tract, you may experience a burning sensation (heartburn), which can coincide with nausea and vomiting.

    • Bacterial or viral infections: Bothviral and bacterial infections can cause stomach pain and discomfort. For example, food-borne bacteria can cause food poisoning, while viruses can cause viral gastroenteritis (intestinal flu).

    • Certain medications: Nausea is a common side effect of many medications. If you start a new treatment, such as chemotherapy, you might notice new symptoms of nausea.

    • Motion sickness: Motion sickness happens when your brain can't process the information from your eyes, ears, and body. When your brain's signals don't match up with your senses, you might experience nausea and vomiting.

    • Food sensitivities: Eating certain foods, such as spicy foods, can cause stomach discomfort. Food allergies and sensitivities can also contribute to nausea symptoms.

    • Pain: Pain can exacerbate nausea symptoms. If you have pancreatitis, gallbladder stones, kidney stones, or migraine headaches, you might experience severe nausea.

    • Stomach ulcers: Ulcers (sores in the stomach or intestinal lining) can cause nausea. When you eat, ulcers trigger an inflammatory response. You might feel especially nauseous in the morning or after going a few hours without food.

Nausea symptoms

  • Nausea is characterized by stomach uneasiness and discomfort. Nausea often coincides with the urge to vomit but doesn't always lead to vomiting. If you're feeling nauseous, you might also experience:

    • Headache

    • Dizziness

    • Abdominal pain or tenderness

    • Low fever

    • Chest pain

    • Heartburn

    • Diarrhea or constipation

    • Gas

    • Vomiting



    Vomiting is a formed voluntary or involuntary emptying of the stomach contents through the mouth ("throwing up"). Triggers that cause vomiting can come from several parts of the body, including:

    • The stomach and intestines (infection, food irritation, or injury)

    • The inner ear (dizziness and motion sickness)

    • The brain (head trauma, tumors, migraines, or infection)



    If you have chronic nausea, you may experience other uncomfortable symptoms, including:

    • Constantly feeling like you're sick or about to vomit

    • Lack of appetite

    • Uncontrollable sweating

    • Repeated stomach muscle contractions that you cannot control (retching)

    • Stomachache or upset stomach

    • An uneasy feeling in the chest, upper abdomen, or back of the throat

    • Difficulty keeping food down

How to treat nausea

Treatment for nausea depends on the specific cause of your nausea. In most cases, simple home remedies can help relieve nausea. If you're feeling nauseous, you might:

  • Drink beverages to settle your stomach, such as ginger ale.

  • Avoid caffeinated beverages, including soda and coffee.

  • Eat smaller meals, which helps your stomach digest foods gradually.

  • Eat a bland diet with easy-to-digest foods like bananas, rice, applesauce and toast (the “BRAT” diet)

  • Take over-the-counter medicine to ease your nausea symptoms.

If you have chronic nausea, your doctor can create a personalized treatment plan for relieving nausea. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Medications, such as anti-nausea medicine

  • Working with a nutritionist

  • Treating underlying conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)



*Note: Pepto-Bismol should only be used in adult

Nausea medications

If your nausea symptoms persist for a few days, talk to a healthcare professional to determine the cause of your nausea. Your doctor may recommend a prescription or over-the-counter medicine to treat your nausea, such as:

  • Over-the-counter antacids

    Antacid medication, such as Tums and Alka-Seltzer, help neutralize stomach acid to reduce heartburn, upset stomach, and indigestion. Some antacids also contain simethicone, which helps your body break up gas bubbles.

    Emetrol

    Unlike antacids (which help with heartburn), Emetrol is intended specifically for nausea. Emetrol relieves nausea by soothing the upset stomach and reducing stomach muscle contractions, which can help prevent vomiting.

    Antiemetic drugs

    Antiemetics are typically prescribed to treat motion sickness and side effects from oral analgesics, general anesthetics, and chemotherapy. These can be helpful in cases of severe nausea and vomiting and including many classes of medications that work on chemicals and neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.

    Anti-anxiety medication

    Anti-anxiety medication, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can help relieve anxiety and its physical symptoms. They are also commonly prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

How to avoid nausea

It's not always possible to avoid nausea. However, identifying your triggers and taking steps to minimize your exposure can help prevent nausea. Depending on your nausea triggers, you might avoid:

  • Eating foods that upset your stomach, such as spicy or high-fat foods

  • Strobe lights, which can trigger migraine headaches and the nausea that comes along with migraines

  • Strong fragrances, such as perfume or air fresheners

  • Amusement park or boat rides, which can cause motion sickness

When to see a doctor for nausea

If nausea affects your quality of life, talk to your doctor to determine the cause and explore your treatment options. You should also book an appointment with your doctor if your nausea symptoms don't subside within 24-48 hours of taking over-the-counter interventions.

Seek immediate medical attention if your nausea coincides with:

  • Heart attack symptoms (chest pain, jaw pain, sweating, or pain extending in either arm)

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Severe headache

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Confusion

  • Neck stiffness

  • Dehydration

  • Blood in your vomit or stool

  • Pain in your lower abdomen, that comes on suddenly and get worse, or starts near the belly button and moves to the right lower quadrant.

Always seek medical help if you're concerned you may be experiencing a medical emergency.

Related conditions to nausea

  • Food poisoning

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Migraine headaches

  • Vertigo

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Thyroid disorders

Nausea medication FAQs

  • What causes nausea?

    Several temporary medical conditions can contribute to nausea, including:

    • Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

    • A bacterial infection or virus

    • Motion sickness or seasickness

    • Food sensitivities or allergies

    • High levels of stress and anxiety

    • Food poisoning

    • Migraine headaches

    • Hormonal changes (for example, morning sickness due to pregnancy)


    In addition, some chronic medical conditions can cause nausea including:

    • Gallbladder or kidney stones

    • An intestinal obstruction

    • A stomach ulcer

    • Meningitis

    • Pancreatitis

    • Mental health conditions, such as depression or an anxiety disorder

  • When should you see a doctor for nausea?

    If your nausea symptoms persist for more than 24-48 hours after taking over-the-counter medicine, talk to your healthcare provider. In most cases, nausea goes away without treatment and isn't a medical emergency. However, if your symptoms don't go away, medical care may be necessary.

    Seek immediate medical help if your nausea coincides with:

    • Dehydration

    • A stiff neck

    • Confusion

    • Blood in your vomit or stool

    • Difficulty waking up

    • Severe pain in your lower right abdomen

  • What medications are available for nausea?

    Several treatments are available for nausea. Depending on the cause of your nausea, your healthcare provider may recommend medications such as over-the-counter antacids, prescription antiemetic drugs like zofran or reglan, or anti-anxiety medications.

    If you have persistent or recurring nausea, you can book an appointment online with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms. Once your doctor determines the cause of your nausea, they can provide the right treatments for any underlying conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), migraines, gastroenteritis or vertigo. They can also prescribe medications to improve your immediate symptoms.

  • What over-the-counter nausea medicine can I buy?

    There are several over-the-counter (OTC) nausea medications available, each with its own pros and cons. Antihistamines are effective for nausea caused by motion sickness or inner ear problems. Popular brands include Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Bonine (meclizine). Drowsiness is a common side effect, so be aware if you need to be alert.

    Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate) can help with nausea caused by a mild upset stomach or indigestion. It may also help with diarrhea. Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose (Emetrol) is a fizzy solution that helps settle stomach upset and nausea.

    While these OTC medications can provide temporary relief, it's important to consult with a doctor if your nausea is severe or persistent, yif you have other concerning symptoms like vomiting, fever, or diarrhea, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if youhave any underlying health conditions.

    A doctor can determine the underlying cause of your nausea, ensuring you get the most effective treatment. If OTC options don't relieve your nausea, a doctor can prescribe stronger anti-nausea medication. It's also important to remember that nausea can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious health issue.

  • How can my diet affect nausea?

    Many patients are sensitive to certain foods and may benefit from simple dietary changes. For example, you might:

    • Eat smaller meals to avoid over-distending the stomach.

    • Try eating a bland diet with easy-to-digest foods, such as bananas, rice, apples, and toast (the “BRAT diet”).

    • Avoid food sensitivities and allergens, such as dairy, gluten, spicy foods, or high-fat foods.

    • Eliminate or decrease common nausea triggers, such as alcohol and caffeine. 

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Nausea & vomiting treatment pricing details

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To request nausea treatment and get a new prescription or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
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