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Nausea services offered in Houston and Spring, TX

If you feel sick to your stomach because of nausea, turn to Houston Medical ER in Houston and Spring, Texas. Board-certified and board-eligible physicians and ER-trained registered nurses offer treatments for nausea and its underlying cause to help you feel better quickly. If you have nausea, call Houston Medical ER or walk in today – no appointment required.

Nausea Q & A

What is nausea?

Nausea, which often accompanies vomiting, is a symptom that makes you feel queasy. Many medical conditions can cause nausea, some of which are serious when left untreated. If you struggle with severe or ongoing nausea or experience nausea after being in an accident, see the Houston Medical ER team for an evaluation.

The main symptom of nausea is feeling nauseous, queasy, or as though you’re going to throw up (whether you vomit or not). You might also have diarrhea with nausea and vomiting.

What are the common causes of nausea?

Common factors that may contribute to nausea include:

  • Viruses or other illnesses
  • Pregnancy
  • Concussion
  • Food poisoning
  • Motion sickness
  • Overeating
  • Intestinal problems
  • Migraine
  • Appendicitis
  • Brain tumor
  • Cancer or some cancer treatments
  • Chemical toxins
  • Intense pain
  • Emotional stress
  • Indigestion
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Certain smells
  • Vertigo
  • Extreme hunger

If you have vomiting along with nausea, you may be at risk of developing dehydration, fatigue, or electrolyte imbalances – especially with severe or ongoing vomiting. 

How does my ER doctor diagnose the cause of nausea?

Your Houston Medical ER provider discusses your medical history and symptoms with you to find the root cause of your nausea. They check your pulse, temperature, and other vital signs and complete a physical exam. 

Your specialist may order blood tests, stool tests, urine tests, nasal or throat swabs, imaging procedures, or other tests to diagnose your condition and treat it properly. 

How is nausea treated?

The treatment for nausea that’s best for you depends on its severity and underlying cause. The Houston Medical ER team might recommend you get plenty of rest, drink clear or ice-cold fluids, eat bland foods, and eat and drink slowly.

They could prescribe medications or suggest IV infusions to reduce nausea and improve your hydration. Your specialist might recommend probiotics if you struggle with diarrhea. 

In many cases, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea resolve on their own over time. Managing unpleasant symptoms while your body recovers can help you feel comfortable and reduce the risk of dehydration and other complications.

To get relief from nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, call Houston Medical ER or simply walk in today.

For any medical procedure, patients respond to treatment differently, hence each patient's results may vary.
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