Vomiting and Diarrhea Treatment in Clemson, SC
No matter who you are, we can all agree that vomiting and diarrhea are not fun to experience. Either experience feels somewhat like your body is trying to turn inside out. Whatever the reason for your vomiting or diarrhea, so long as it is not life-threatening and requires emergency room care, our medical professionals at AFC Urgent Care would be happy to help you get back to health! For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online!
Should I go to the doctor if I throw up?
While you may not need to see the doctor immediately if you throw up, you should undoubtedly make a same-day appointment with one or go to an urgent care clinic if your vomiting lasts for longer than 24 hours. You should also see a doctor for vomiting under the following circumstances:
- Appearance of blood (might look like coffee grounds)
- Head injury
- High fever
- Rapid breathing or heart rate
- Severe abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, or stiff neck
If your infant or toddler is experiencing vomiting, you should bring them in to see a doctor if the vomiting lasts for more than a few hours, if it is accompanied with diarrhea, if there are signs of dehydration, if the fever is higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and if they haven’t urinated for six hours.
What do I do if I throw up my medication?
You may want to consider if it was the medication itself that caused you to vomit. If that is the case, you can call your pharmacist to see if it is okay if you have a bite to eat with the medication to make it more digestible. You should also review the information provided with the medication to see if there are any directions to follow if you throw up after taking your medication. If you are unsure of what to do, you can always come in and see us at AFC Urgent Care for a walk-in appointment to get expert medical advice for your situation!
When should you go to urgent care for diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common inconvenience that happens to the best of us from time to time, even if nobody talks about it when it happens to them! As such, it can be challenging to know precisely when diarrhea is nothing to worry about, and when it is a sign of something more concerning. In general, you should see a doctor for any diarrhea that lasts longer than two days. In such cases, you may either have acute or chronic diarrhea. Acute diarrhea typically lasts anywhere from three days to three weeks and is caused by bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections. Diarrhea becomes chronic when it lasts for more than four weeks and is a sign of a medical condition such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome. That said, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms with your diarrhea at any time, you should seek urgent medical care:
- Black or bloody stool
- Fever of higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mouth sores
- Pus or mucus in your diarrhea
- Severe rectal or stomach pain
- Significant weight loss
How do I stop diarrhea right now?
As everyone knows, when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go, and there is no stopping once it starts. However, in between trips to the bathroom, there are some things you can do to slow the flow. First off, you should eat a bland diet with lots of fiber and drink plenty of fluids to ward off dehydration. Nutritionists have dubbed this the BRAT diet, as it involves eating lots of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Other helpful foods to eat for diarrhea are skinless chicken breasts, oatmeal, baked potatoes, and chicken soup. Secondly, you should take some probiotics to provide a boost to your digestive system. Finally, avoid drinking caffeine, alcohol, and eating any foods that make you gassy. You can also take some over-the-counter medication such as Imodium or Pepto-Bismol. If none of these tips work for you, please come and see us at AFC Urgent Care, and we will help get to the bottom of the problem and get you feeling better! If you are experiencing either vomiting or diarrhea, we can help at AFC Urgent Care! No appointment is necessary; walk-in and one of our board-certified physicians or nurse practitioners will see you promptly. You can find us at 13400 Clemson Blvd in Seneca, South Carolina.