Vomiting and Diarrhea at the Same Time

It’s not uncommon when  you have Vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. And yes if it is not stopping or occurring recurrently, you have a reason to worry.

Apart from the pain and discomfort of vomiting, it speeds up the dehydration process many fold. In combination with diarrhea, soon a person may feel dizzy. Blood pressure may drop faster and sometimes a person might fall unconscious.

Vomiting causes loss of Chlorides from our body and may lead to acid-base imbalance.

What are the probable causes of Vomiting and Diarrhea at the Same Time

Food poisoning is the commonest cause of Vomiting and Diarrhea at the Same Time. However, exposure to toxins and toxic gas may also cause this. Travelers Diarrhea is somewhat different from acute food poisoning.

What are the other warning symptoms

Stomach aches, cramps, chills, high fever, skin reaction, swelling of lips are warning symptoms which might indicate a severe form of food poisoning or toxic reaction.

What are the warning Signs

If a person with Vomiting and Diarrhea at the Same Time shows very low BP, fast pulse, non recordable or feeble pulse, temperature above 40 degree, mental confusion, it suggests a acute form of disease and emergency medical care is required.

First Aid when Vomiting and Diarrhea at the Same Time

When suffering from Vomiting and Diarrhea at the Same Time if a person has the above warning signs or symptoms, one should seek emergency medical help as soon as possible. However, a few first aid tips are  useful often:

  • Reduce Body temperature using cold sponging
  • Start an in hand or over the counter anti-emetic
  • Start with some ORS once vomiting frequency has reduced

 

 

 

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