Nausea and Vomiting


What is sit?

Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying ("throwing up") of stomach contents through the mouth

What Causes Nausea or Vomiting? Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions such as:

The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning (8 hours or more), gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia.  However, certain food borne bacteria, such as salmonella, can take longer to produce symptoms.

How Is Vomiting Treated? Treatment for vomiting (regardless of age or cause) includes:


When do I see a medical professional?