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There are some instances in which you should go to the doctor when you’re vomiting. If vomiting is accompanied by nausea, and if it has been going on for over a week or if there’s a possibility of pregnancy, then you should go to the doctor. Most of the time with vomiting, it gets better in 6 to 24 hours and can be treated with at-home remedies, but if these remedies don’t work, if dehydration is happening, if the vomiting was caused by injury or infection, or if the vomiting lasts for over 24 hours, you should see a doctor. Also, in many circumstances of infants or children vomiting, it may be necessary to go to the doctor. Call us for more information on this.
It’s necessary for you to go to the ER (the emergency room) if any of the following problems occur:
These problems may be indicative of a life-threatening emergency.
This might depend on your particular medication. You will want to call your pharmacist, your primary care physician, or our clinic and ask about it first.
There are definitely ways to stop diarrhea, like with anti-diarrheal medication. Often, all that’s needed is one dose. Another option is to prepare and drink rice water. The rice water will help keep you hydrated and reduce the duration of the diarrhea. Also, foods like rice, bananas, applesauce, toast, clear broth, saltine crackers, and potatoes can offer quick relief. Sometimes eating a probiotic food, like probiotic yogurt, will help, or taking a probiotic supplement. You may need an antibiotic for treatment.
Go to urgent care for diarrhea if you have:
Take your child to a doctor immediately if your child has:
For diarrhea, vomiting, or any other non-emergency health situation, come see us at AFC Urgent Care Anderson. An appointment is not necessary, and we’re available to you 7 days a week. You’ll find us over at 3710 Clemson Blvd Anderson, SC 29621. We look forward to your visit!
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issue(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.