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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:
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.
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!
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:
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.
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 issues(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.