Vomiting

Vomiting is a symptom of many diseases, and is sometimes accompanied by dizziness, diarrhoea or a high body temperature.

Overview

Vomiting is a symptom of many diseases, and is sometimes accompanied by dizziness, diarrhoea or a high body temperature. There are many possible causes, and vomiting alone does not allow a diagnosis to be made. The most important thing is to replace the lost fluids and mineral salts.

Symptoms

Main symptoms

  • Vomiting

Other symptoms

Causes and treatment

Causes

As many diseases can cause vomiting, this is a frequent and non-specific symptom. Possible causes include:

Further treatment by your doctor / in hospital

Possible tests
  • Blood test (often sufficient)
  • Ultrasound
  • Gastroscopy
  • X-ray
  • CT scan (computed tomography)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Possible therapies
  • Dictated by the cause

What can I do myself?

  • The most important thing is to replace the lost fluids and mineral salts (by drinking chamomile or black tea, bouillon, diluted fruit juice)
  • After a while you can try to eat a little food, starting with rusks, oatmeal, rice or mashed potato
  • As a preventive measure, only eat food that is as fresh as possible food and smells good
  • As a preventive measure, don’t read while travelling by train, bus or car, but rather look out the window (take tablets before leaving on a trip, if necessary)

When to see a doctor?

  • Vomiting persists for several days, in particular in older people and babies
  • High fever, severe stomach ache or disorientation
  • Vomiting after a trip to the tropics
  • Vomit is bloody, dark or black or smells like stool
  • Poisoning is suspected
  • Vomiting without feeling nauseous

Synonyms

Vomiting

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