Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea Treatment at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can be symptoms of many different conditions. The most common culprit is viral gastroenteritis. Often informally referred to as a “stomach bug,” gastroenteritis causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines, which can make you feel miserable. At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay, our board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians can get to the bottom of your symptoms and help you feel better as quickly as possible.
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are very common and usually not serious. However, you should see a physician right away if you suspect food poisoning or if you experience any of the following:
- Bouts of vomiting that occur over a time period that exceeds 24 hours
- Severe abdominal pain
- A headache
- A stiff neck
- Signs of dehydration, such as a dry mouth, dark-colored urine, or infrequent urination
For an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment, you can turn to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay. Your healthcare provider will begin by discussing your health history and reviewing your symptoms. To rule out some potentially serious causes, such as appendicitis, pancreatitis, and cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation), your physician will perform a physical examination. He or she will also evaluate you for complications of vomiting and diarrhea, the most common of which is dehydration. If the underlying cause of your symptoms remains unclear following a clinical exam, your physician may order one or more diagnostic tests.
If you are diagnosed with gastroenteritis, your treatment will likely focus on resting your stomach and intestines. Initially, you may be advised to avoid eating and to drink very small amounts of clear liquids. If necessary, your healthcare provider may prescribe medication to alleviate your symptoms. Once your vomiting and diarrhea are under control, you can gradually begin eating bland, easy-to-digest foods, such as bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast (a “BRAT” diet), along with some boiled chicken for protein.
At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Cutler Bay, we’re available seven days a week to provide you with effective and affordable treatment for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Contact us to learn more, or stop by our conveniently located office for fast and effective nausea treatment, vomiting treatment, or diarrhea treatment.