Can't stop throwing up. What is the next step?

Patient : My husband can't stop throwing up. He threw up at 3am, 4am, 6am, 8am and 1:30pm. He does not have a fever. He has been resting, sipping on water, Gatorade and Sprite. He has taken a bath, eaten on a few crackers and he is still throwing up. What should we do?
Doctor :   From the acute onset of symptoms you've describe, your husband may have inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract or g astroenteritis. In most cases this is due to a viral infection. It is usually self-limited and will run its own course, but can be complicated by dehydration. Treatment involves oral rehydration therapy with fluid and electrolyte solutions which are available in most drug-stores. If symptoms are not improving, or your husband cannot tolerate oral fluids, I would advise attending your family doctor as he may require anti-emetic medication.

Related Q&A

Q: There is blood in the toilet bowl and paper. But not in the stool.

Q: Abnormalality is present in postier occipital cortex immageing suggest hemosterion suggested occult vascular malforma...

Q: I have a lump looking thing just outside my anal canal

Q: I used mdma and alchool four days in a row on the weekend of the 15th to the 18th of June. I also did one line of coc...

Q: I recently had PFT's performed at the request of my PCP. This result is in comparison to the same tests from2/15. ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews