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Vomiting - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

When food is thrown out of the stomach involuntarily or voluntarily through the mouth it is called vomiting. Vomiting happens for a wide variety of reasons like – motion sickness/ sea sickness, first trimester of pregnancy, emotional stress, gall bladder disease, infections, heart attack, overeating, brain tumour, cancers, ulcers, bulimia, and ingestion of toxins or excess alcohol.

Vomiting can be different at different ages. Children suffer from vomiting due to viral infections, milk allergy, overeating, feeding, coughing, blocked intestines or illness which has high fever. In infants vomiting is caused due to blocked intestines. Intestinal blockage may be caused due to tumours, hernia or gallstones.

In adults is very rare. Vomiting may be due to pregnancy, excessive alcohol consumption, ulcer, food poisoning, bulimia, or food poisoning. There may be some underlying causes is vomiting is followed by headache or fever.

Some diseases like Crohn’s syndrome or irritable bowel syndrome can also cause vomiting. Crohn’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease when the body attacks healthy gut tissues of the stomach. Irritable bowel syndrome is when parts of the gut start to overreact. Bulimia is a disorder that causes forced vomiting when a person is anxious about his body image.

Vomiting may be a symptom of serious health issues like brain tumour, migraine attacks, appendicitis, concussion in the head, meningitis.

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition suffered during pregnancy, when the mother has recurring vomiting. This is a grave condition when the mother loses lots of fluids and minerals. This may endanger the life of both mother and child.

Excessive vomiting can result in tearing up of the oesophagus. This condition is called Mallory-Weiss tear and the condition is called Boerhaave's syndrome. It is a medical emergency.

Self treatment of vomiting is possible by controlling some factors that cause it. Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and medications that cause vomiting can give relief. Drinking large amounts of fluids and avoiding solid foods till vomiting subsides also helps. Plenty of rest is required for the person to recover.

A person who has vomiting can consult a doctor to overcome the condition. Medications like Phenergran, Benadryl and Tigan can overcome the condition.

The main risk in vomiting is dehydration. When children have vomiting, they cannot express dehydration symptoms, so checking the symptoms like sunken eyes, dry lips and mouth can enable parents to understand that the child is dehydrated. Oral electrolytes can overcome dehydration. In adults, drinking plenty of fluids and rest can overcome dehydration. In infants the parents should check for symptoms like dry diapers to understand that the baby is dehydrated and give proper fluids.

Treatable by medical professional Usually self diagnosable Lab test not required Non communicable
Nausea Fever Abdominal pain Lightheadedness

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Homeopathic Remedies For First-Aid!

Dr. Kruti Bhuskute 89% (39 ratings)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathic Remedies For First-Aid!
If you are looking for effective first-aid remedies, you can opt for homeopathy. A first-aid kit should be a part of every household, containing medicines which serve a variety of medical conditions. For putting up a first-aid homeopathic kit, you need to add around 10 homeopathic medicines to start with as homeopathy is an ideal branch of medicine, which is efficient for a lot of first-aid purposes. Here is a list of the top first-aid medicines, which should be a part of your homeopathic kit: Arnica- Arnica is the best homeopathic medicine in case of all types of injuries and shocks. It helps in moving blood back into the blood vessels. This medicine is ideal for every injury or pain-related first-aid. It is good for curing strains and sprains, and also essential in case of jet lag and extreme exhaustion. Aconite- This medicine is used in cases of sudden emotions and intense anxiety. It is effective for all kinds of health issues, which occur after being exposed to cold, windy, and dry weather conditions. This is an ideal first-aid remedy for cough, cold, fever, and chill. Aconite is also used during a panic attack. Apis- This homeopathic medicine is used in cases of swelling, redness, and heating of the skin along with stinging pain. It is commonly used in case of insect bites and bee stings. It also serves as an emergency medicine in the cases of anaphylactic shock. Arsenicum Album- This homeopathic first-aid medicine is used in cases of food poisoning accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting. A person tends to feel cold, and is usually afraid of being alone. Belladonna- Belladonna is a popular homeopathic medicine, which is used in the case of fever. A person s skin becomes hot and red, the pupils get dilated, and a throbbing pain is experienced. It is an effective first-aid remedy for mild sunstrokes and intense, throbbing headaches. Bellis Perennis- This medicine is specifically used where there is a bruising of soft tissues such as the breast tissue, and other internal organs. The medicine is effective after a fatal injury or blow. It is a good remedy for internal bruising, following a hysterectomy. It is important for you to consult a homeopathic practitioner for compiling an ideal homeopathic first-aid kit, covering all the important medicines.
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Bed Tea - Is It Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Dt. Shweta Sharma 85% (10 ratings)
Certificate In Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Noida
Bed Tea - Is It Good Or Bad For Your Health?
Tea is an addiction for many, and luckily not the worst one to have. A cup of hot tea in the morning and another one in the afternoon is more than enough to get you through the rest of the day. It is not only beneficial but also recommended. If taken in moderate amounts, this comforting beverage has some remarkable benefits. Benefits of drinking tea- Tea can hydrate your body and can be beneficial especially when one suffers from diarrhea and needs fluids in the body. Some teas contain ingredients such as herbs like cascara and senna, which have natural laxative properties and may help in relieving constipation. Black and green tea contains essential oils and polyphenols that may aid digestion by stimulating the gastric acids thus reducing flatulence and negative digestive symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. A cup of rose tea in the morning stimulates your body s production of bile, which aids in the digestion of food. It works as a mild laxative and is often used as an effective natural remedy for constipation. The antioxidants in tea can help the body to fight cancer of the colon, stomach, small intestine, pancreas and liver. But, having bed-tea, first thing in the morning - is it a healthy practice that most Indian households possess? Yes, most of you are habituated to have bed-tea as soon as you wake up. You love to start your day with a piping hot cup. Though it is a great way to soothe your soul, relax your mind, makes a wonderful beverage to enjoy with friends, perfect welcome drink to guests, however, is it really a good idea to kick-start your morning with tea? Think again! Well, this is just NOT an ideal way to begin your day - both for your body and your teeth. Your oral cavity and hygiene contribute a lot towards your health and overall well-being. Here are reasons to avoid morning bed-tea. Reasons why you should not drink tea in the morning- Drinking tea, in the morning can cause stomach inflammation and it may lead to infection and feeling of nausea. Drinking tea can affect the bile juice secretion in your stomach and can also cause nausea and nervousness because of the empty stomach. Tea increases the level of acid in the stomach. Gulping down a cup of hot tea would mean washing down bacteria from your mouth and sending them down to your gut can upset your stomach. When tea washes down bacteria from mouth to the gut, it interferes with the functioning of the good bacteria and might cause problems in metabolism, disrupting the acid-alkaline balance in the stomach. This may result in constipation. A chemical in tea known as theophylline has a dehydrating effect on stools passing through the intestines, resulting in constipation. So, drink your way to good health... avoid morning your tea in bed and stay healthy! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Vomiting Treatment in Hindi - उल्टी के उपचार

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Vomiting Treatment in Hindi - उल्टी के उपचार
वैसे तो आम तौर पर उल्टी को बहुत गंभीर बिमारी नहीं समझा जाता है. लेकिन यदि ये समस्या बढ़ जाए तो हमें सचेत हो जाना चाहिए. दरअसल उल्टी की समस्या हमारे शरीर में हुए कुछ बदलाव के कारण होती है. उल्टी उस वक्त ज्यादा परेशान करती है जब लगता है कि उल्टी होगी लेकिन होती नहीं है. उल्टी मुख्य रूप से तब होती है जब आप ज्यादा हां लें, आपका पेट खराब हो, खाली पेट हैं, फ़ूड प्वोईजनिंग, गर्भावस्था, कोई बिमारी, ज्यादा शराब पी लेना, तनाव, बस या कार में सफर के दौरान या फिर कोई एलर्जी वाली चीज सूंघ लें. बहुत गंभीर समस्या न होने के कारण उल्टी की समस्या को घरेलु उपचारों के मदद से भी प्रभावी तरीके से ख़त्म किया जा सकता है. इसके लिए कई ऐसे पदार्थों का उपयोग किया जा सकता है जो हमसबके घरों में मौजूद होता है. तो आइए हम आपको उल्टी रोकने के उपचारों के बारे में विस्तार से बताते हैं. 1. पुदीना पुदीने का प्रयोग हम अक्स खराब पेट को ठीक करने के लिए करते हैं. इसमें ये प्रभावी भी होता है. इसके प्रयोग से आप खुद को तरोताजा महसूस करते हैं. उल्टी को ठीक करने के लिए आपको 1 कप उबलते पानी में एक चम्मच सुखे पुदीने के पत्ते डालें फिर इसे 5-10 मिनट बाद छानकर पी लें. इसके अलावा पुदीने व नींबू के रस के साथ शहद मिलाकर दिन में 2-3 बार पिने से भी राहत मिलती है. 2. जीरा जीरा का इस्तेमाल अक्सर पेट दर्द या उल्टी के दौरान किया जाता है. इसके लिए आधा कप गुगुने पानी में आधा कप जीरा पाउडर डालकर पिएं या फिर एक चम्मच शहद में जीरा एवं इलायची पाउडर मिलकार खाने से भी उल्टी में राहत मिलती है. 3. दालचीनी खराब पाचन तंत्र और इसके कारण उत्पन्न होने वाली अन्य समस्याओं के लिए दालचीनी का प्रयोग किया जाता है. एक कप पानी उबालकर इसमें एक चम्मच दालचीनी डालें. फिर इसे छानकर इसमें थोड़ी शहद मिलकार पिएं. 4. अदरक अदरक का सेवन भी हमारे पाचन तंत्र ओके मजबूती प्रदान करता है. एक चम्मच अदरक के रस में एक चम्मच नींबू का रस मिलाकर दिन में कई बार पी सकते हैं. आप चाहें तो अदरक की चाय में थोड़ी शहद मिलाकर भी पी सकते हैं. 5. प्याज का रस प्याज एंटीबायोटिक गुणों से भरपूर होता है. एक चम्मच प्याज के रस में एक चम्मच अदरक का रस मिलाकर इसे लेते रहने से उल्टी रुक जाती है. आप आधे कप प्याज के रस में दो चम्मच शहद मिलाकर भी ले सकते हैं. 6. लौंग लौंग चबाने से हमारे पाचन की समस्या तो दूर होती ही है सातः में गैस और जहरीले भोजन से भी राहत मिलती है. लौंग को आप चाय बनवाकर या तवे पर सेककर इसमें थोड़ा शहद मिलाकर ले सकते हैं. 7. सौंफ सौंफ हमारे लिए काफी उपयोगी और कई समस्याओं को दूर करने में सहायक होता है. यदि आप सौंफ को मुंह में लेकर इसका रस चूसें तो आपकी उल्टी रुक जाती है. इसके आलावा एक कप उबलते पानी में एक चम्मच पीसी हुई सौंफ मिलाकर 10 मिनट बाद इसे छानकर दिन में दो बार पिएं. इससे उल्टी नहीं होगी. 8. चावल का पानी गैस के कारण होने वाली उल्टी को रोकने का ए एक बेहतरीन उपाय है. जिससे आप 1 कटोरी चावल को पानी के साथ उबालकर इसे पकाने के बाद इसमें हल्का नमक डालकर पिने से भी उल्टी में राहत मिलती है. 9. विनेगर यदि आप एक ग्लास पानी में एक चम्मच सेब का विनेगर और एक चम्मच शहद मिश्रित करके पिएं तो आपको जल्दी ही राहत महसूस होता है. इससे आप मुंह को भी फ्रेश पाएंगे. 10. नमक-शक्कर का घोल ओआरएस या नमक शक्कर का घोल भी उल्टी को रोकने का अप्रभावी तरीका है. इसे आप दिन में कई बार इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. आप चाहें तो इसमें थोड़ा नींबू का रस भी मिला सकते हैं.

Vitiligo - Natural Remedies That Can Help Manage it!

Dr. Elizabath Mathew 89% (308 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Certificate In Food And Nutrition (CFN).
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
Vitiligo - Natural Remedies That Can Help Manage it!
Vitiligo is a medical condition, which causes the loss of skin color due to loss of pigmentation. This usually occurs in blotches and looks very unsightly. Vitiligo is very unpredictable and can affect any part of your body. In some cases it also affects the inside of the mouth, eyes, and hair. Vitiligo is more noticeable on people with darker skin tone. Symptoms of Vitiligo: Premature graying or whitening of the hair in your eyebrows, eyelashes, scalp, and beard. This usually occurs before the age of 35. Skin discoloration can also occur from other parts of the body such as hands, feet, abdomen, neck and other areas. Change or loss of the color of the retina (inner layer on the eyeball). Discolored patches on and around the navel, rectum and genitals. What causes vitiligo? A medical disorder where your immune system destroys and attacks the melanin forming pigments in your skin. This is known as an autoimmune disorder and by far is the most common cause behind vitiligo. An event such as sudden or prolonged stress, sunburn, or being exposed to industrial chemicals. A history of family members or relatives having vitiligo in the past. Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo: Duckweed: This is a type of water plant and is very rich in a mineral called lignin. It is considered a natural treatment for skin disorders and vitiligo. It will also help to restore your natural skin color. Sun screen: If you already have vitiligo, exposure in the sun can make it worse, so applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above (or an appropriate level of sunscreen protection) can protect your skin from further damage. Papaya: This fruit is great for restoring and reviving melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation). Drinking papaya juice or rubbing papaya on the affected area can reduce vitiligo to some extent. Clothing: Avoid tight clothing or clothing with elastic that restricts circulation as it might lead to a vitiligo patch. In addition, protect the skin from the sun and artificial sources of UV light with protective clothing or a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Watch skin reactions to plastic, rubber and even leather as these can cause vitiligo in some people. Ayurvedic Treatment for Vitiligo emphasizes on treating the root cause. The root cause of Vitiligo is gradually treated with herbal formulations to restore pigmentation over the white patch area and to establish the lost immunity by correcting the body metabolism.
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Ayurvedic Management For Slip Disc!

Dr. Mahesh Kumar Gupta 88% (291 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Certificate In Osteopathy, Panchakarma Training
Ayurveda, Udaipur
Ayurvedic Management For Slip Disc!
A slipped disc is when the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue. This prolapsed may push on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. However, it is worth noting that 20 percent of the population has slipped discs without experiencing any noticeable symptoms. The term 'slipped disc' does not really describe the process properly - the disc does not actually slip out of place, but bulges out towards the spinal cord. This condition is also known as a herniated, ruptured, prolapsed, or, more commonly, slipped disk. Some of the most common symptoms of slipped disk are pain in back, neck and lower part of the body, feeling of partial or complete numbness in the parts above and below the affected area, weakness in the lower limbs, scratchy/itchy (tingling) feeling around the genitals, pain while doing any activity such as sneezing, coughing, walking, people suffering from slipped disk often complain of experiencing partial or regular unconsciousness. In the past, a patient suffering from Disc problems may have been prescribed painkillers/medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for Physiotherapy, received steroidal shots or injections, and when they weren t progressing, they were sent for Spinal Surgery. Frankly speaking only 5% of Back pains require Surgeries; the other 95% can be dealt with conservative & curative Ayurveda Panchakarma Chikitsa. The Ayurvedic treatment usually involves Panchakarma expert Ayurvedic doctor s consultation and a series of ayurvedic panchakarma treatments like Abhayangam, Swedam, Elakizhi, Navarakizhi, Nasayam, Kativasti, Anuvashan and Kashaya vasti, Marma chikitsa, Meru Chikitsa (Ayurvedic Neuro-Therapy) along with Vatahara chikitsa and Brumhana chikitsa and internal medicines. Usually the treatment p, riod is 7/14/21/28 days according to the severity of the disease. Today, you may not have to live with that pain anymore. We have successfully treated Lower Back Pain resulting from herniated, bulging, or degenerative discs. We are dedicated to improving the health and function of our patients by combining Traditional Ayurveda Panchakarma Chikitsa with modern technology and Osteopathic manipulation techniques (OMT) to deliver an unprecedented level of service. We have treated many patients with Spinal conditions like: Herniated Discs Bulging Discs Degenerative Disc Disease Sciatica Syndrome Spondylosis (Cervical /Lumbar/ Ankylosing) Cervical radiculopathy, Lumbago Dehydrated disc Disc prolapsed Spondylolisthesis Spinal canal stenosis Lower back pain Neck pain Scoliosis etc.
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My son is suffering a problem of vomiting. I gave him ondem syrup right now. He is 5 years old. So wht next time I give him dose again.

Dr. Shreyas Bansal 90% (968 ratings)
MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
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The cause of vomiting needs to be found out at first before prescribing any medication. If vomit persist then give him homeopathic medicine Ipecac 200, 4pills twice a day for 2 days, report thereafter for further treatment.

One of our far far relatives not even close us passed away at a very young age. He is very healthy but suddenly after he woke up in the morning n he had a stomach pain n went to a doctor n he told its digestion problem. He came home n took gelusil syrup n after some time he vomited and suddenly collapsed. I heard some similar cases like this from then if I had any stomach pain or digestive problem or getting vomiting due to indigestion I am scared. Please help me what to do that thought is not going from my mind and getting scared to eat out side please help.

Dt. Riyaz Khan 93% (2503 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Death due to stomach ailments is extremely rare. They must be suffering from some other problem. But in any case it is always good to eat healthy and hygienic food prepared in clean surroundings. Life is very unpredictable, take precautions but enjoy life as well. Don't be tensed. Relax, meditate, be healthy and be happy.

I have an acidity problem and I continues with alcohol one day and next day it make me vomiting twice. A doctor prescribed me to take PAN D for 14 days and Bacfen for 3 times a day. Please tell me the tablets I have to take this before meal or after meal.

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Hi, You can take PanD before meal and bacfen after meal You avoid spicy food Don't go to bed immediately after meal Take care.
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Docter mera baby 1 year 8 months ka ho Gaya hai usse kafi vomiting hota hai jo bhi khata hai vomit kar k nikal deta hai. Aur usse bilkul bhi bhuk nhi lagta. Aisa kya Kare jo Bachcha ko bhuk bhi lage aur vomiting bhi bandh hojaye.

Dr. Bhavin Dhamsaniya 89% (16 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma In Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Homeopath, Rajkot
Homeopathic Remedies for Constant vomiting & Nausea Ipecac is a beneficial homeopathic medicine for nausea that is constant. Nausea in such cases is very intense. Ipecac is the most frequently used homeopathic remedy for persistent nausea, irrespective of the cause. Vomiting may also appear along with persistent nausea. The vomit is bilious or consisting of white, glairy, mucus. The patient does not feel any relief after vomiting. Profuse salivation may also accompany nausea. Other Homoeopathic medicine may recommend in your case if other symptoms are also present in your baby. For more information consult doctor privately.

Docter mera baby 1 years 8 months ka ho Gaya hai usse kafi ulti hoti hai. Jo bhi khata hai vomiting kar deta hai. Usse bhug bilkul nhi lagta. please Dr. bataye aisa kya Kare jisse uski ulti bandh ho jaye aur usse bhuk lage. please reply me please.

Dr. Tanima Bhattacharyya 90% (518 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
Hi Lybrate user for your baby you give homoeopathic medecine Antim crud 6 2 drops thrice daily with half cup water & chelidoneum Q 5 drops to be taken twice daily after meal with water, if vomiting not stop you give Ipecauana 30 .3 drops mixed with half cup water & 4teaspoonfull every alternatie 15 minutes. Hope solve your problem ifs not you consult with me privately, Take care of your baby.

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