Vomiting in adults
Nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults isn't usually a sign of anything serious. In most cases, you won't need any specific treatment and can take care of yourself at home until you feel better.
One of the most common causes of vomiting in adults is a gutinfection ( Gastroenteritis ),which usually only lasts one or two days.
However, vomiting can occasionallybe a sign of a more serious problem and may require emergency help.
Find separate information about vomiting in children and babies .
This topic covers:
When to get medical advice
When to get emergency help
Looking after yourself at home
Read about nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults, which isn't usually a sign of anything serious and tends to only last one or two days
Try to avoid going to your GP because if your vomiting is caused by an infection it can spread to others very easily. Ifyou're feeling very unwell or are worried about your vomiting, call your GP or
Call 999 for an ambulance, or go to your nearest hospital accident and emergency (A&E) if you also have: sudden, severe stomach pain this may be a sign of appendicitis severe chest pain bl
The most important thing you can do is to keep taking small sips of water so you don't become dehydrated . A sweet drink such as fruit juice can be useful for replacing lost sugar, although you shoul
The most common causes of nausea and vomiting in adults include: Gastroenteritis this ismost likely to be the cause if you also have diarrhoea ; read about treating gastroenteritis pregnancy pre