Nausea is a term that describes the feeling that you might vomit. People with nausea have a queasy feeling that ranges from slightly uncomfortable to agonizing, often accompanied by clammy skin and a grumbling or lurching stomach. Nausea almost always occurs before dry heaving or vomiting, although you can experience prolonged nausea without ever having to vomit.
Nausea is a common symptom that may accompany many diseases and conditions.
Common causes of nausea include drug side effects, food poisoning, motion sickness, pregnancy, and drinking too much alcohol. Sometimes intense or unpleasant smells induce feelings of nausea.
Nausea is an unpleasant although usually painless symptom.
The most common symptom that occurs with nausea is vomiting. Symptoms that are also associated with nausea include dizziness, faintness, dry mouth, diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and decreased urination.
Serous symptoms that may accompany nausea include chest pain, confusion, lethargy, rapid pulse, breathing difficulty, excessive sweating, and fainting.
Treatment for nausea depends on the underlying cause. In most cases, nausea resolves by itself, especially if relieved by throwing up.
Treatment may include plenty of fluids and a clear liquid diet. Severe nausea may require treatment with medications.
If you feel nauseous, you are probably not interested in food or drink, although sometimes light, plain foods such as such as bread and crackers can make you feel better. Avoid any foods that have strong flavors, are very sweet, or are greasy or fried, and these may make nausea worse or even induce vomiting.
Natural remedies for nausea include ginger, ginger and peppermint tea, and bland foods which can help settle your stomach. Some people find relief from nausea by applying gentle pressure with the thumbs to the inside of the wrists.