Nausea Vomiting And Diarrhea

Common Factors Behind Seasonal Nausea, Vomiting And Diarrhea

A woman in a red dress clutches her stomachEveryone gets sick from time to time but there are times of the year when being sick happens more often than we really want it to. Just like the seasonal flu in the wintertime, illnesses that involve nausea, vomiting and diarrhea during the rest of the year almost always involve a virus or a bacteria strain as the root cause. There are things that you can do to avoid becoming infected, and we will give you some tips to keep you as healthy as possible, all year round.

Want to know more dealing with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea? Your best bet is to see the doctor immediately. All of us at Owl Now Urgent Care want to see you get well soon. Call us today for an immediate appointment.

Allergies

You may not realize it, but there are more ways to become ill due to a seasonal allergy than by just inhaling the pollen. In the spring, especially, trees shed pollen like crazy, and that stuff gets everywhere. If you are especially sensitive, and prone to nausea and vomiting during an allergy attack, inhaling it is the least of your worries. Absorbing pollen through skin contact, or even ingesting it can have the same effect. So, make sure that you are diligent about washing your hands, and combing your hair to make sure that you do not accidentally absorb or ingest the pollen.

Stomach Flu and other Bugs

One reason illness involving nausea, vomiting and diarrhea is so prevalent during the summer months more than any other is because we come into contact with a lot more water during those months. The E. Coli bacteria, the chief cause behind most of these outbreaks, comes from fecal matter being introduced to a water source, like a swimming pool, or unfiltered or untreated drinking water system. This is the number one reason to keep your child in diapers out of the public pool, unless you have some sort of protective garment on them. Always wash your hands after handling diapers, and after swimming, especially before eating.

Gastroenteritis or the stomach flu is a viral based illness that strikes more during the summer than any other time. The main reason is during that three month stretch, we are more active, and do not always follow our normal diets. Eat regularly, and healthy, as you should, no matter how tempting it might be to do otherwise. Keep the experimentation with food and drink to a minimum and if out of the country or in the wilderness, only drink water from a trusted source.

Treatment

The best treatment of all when suffering from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea is simply liquids and a bland diet. BRAT or Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast are key to helping your stomach heal. No carbonated drinks or alcohol, and no caffeine. Avoid other foods until the doctor says otherwise. Antibiotics will do little against these viruses, and make actually harm you.