What Is Vomiting
Vomiting is result of forceful expulsion of stomach contents due to contraction of the stomach. In medical term vomiting is called emesis. Nausea is the result of spasm of the stomach without any food or liquid content thrown out. Sometimes, the patient may feel like vomiting and the stomach would do the contractions but nothing is expelled. This is termed as retching.
When it occurs once in a while or after ingestion of spoilt or toxic food, vomiting is nothing to be alarmed off. In fact, vomiting is the body’s main defense against ingested toxins. Just observe the patient’s vomit. If it contains blood, then there might be a need to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Also, if the patient vomits on a regular basis or has already done so several times a day, it is best to seek medical attention to diagnose the underlying cause. Remember, some ailments can be fatal so that treatment should be given as soon as possible. Of course, in women, it might be possible that she is pregnant. First, rule out the possibility of pregnancy. Then, bring her to a medical facility.
Symptoms of Too Much Vomiting
It really is possible for the patient to be vomiting too much. Watch out for the following symptoms:
- Increased salivary secretion
- Difficulty in swallowing food or water
Causes of Vomiting
The following are the possible causes of vomiting. Determining which of these had caused the vomiting can greatly help in determining what treatment or medication is given to the patient.
- Peptic or intestinal ulcer
- Acute gastroenteritis
- Intestinal obstruction
- Cancer of the stomach
- Acute infection
- Drinking alcohol
Natural Treatment For Severe Vomiting
To reduce the symptoms of and to treat severe vomiting, the following home remedies are recommended:
- Eat a spoonful of honey and powder of roasted cardamoms.
- Brew a piece of ginger to make tea. Drink 1 cup of this ginger tea.
- Lime juice is beneficial in vomiting. Drink 1 cup.
- Rest for a while after vomiting.
- Keep ice in the mouth for few minutes.
- Drink cold milk.
- Suck on candies or ice cubes.
- Restrict solid foods for few hours.
- Drink a few sips of water at an interval to keep hydrated.
- The main cause should be evaluated and treated to stop vomiting.