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This depends on factors like if your throwing up is accompanied by nausea. If so, and if it has been continuing for over a week or if there's a possibility of pregnancy, then you should go see a provider. Generally, in most cases of vomiting, it improves with 6 to 24 hours and can be treated at home, but you really should see a provider if treatment at home doesn't work, if you become dehydrated, if what caused your vomiting was an injury or infection, or if your vomiting lasts for more than 24 hours.
In many instances of an infant or child vomiting, it's necessary to go to the provider. Also, it's necessary for you to go to the ER (emergency room) for vomiting if any of the following problems occur with you:
This is a good question, if you throw up your medication it is a good idea to call your pharmacist, your primary care provider, or our clinic and ask what to do in situations like these.
One option is to take anti-diarrheal medication like Pepto-Bismol. Typically, only one dose is necessary. If you have this medication handy or can pick some up, it might be your best bet.
There are other options too. One is to drink or make your own rice water with rice. Rice water can help to prevent dehydration and reduce the duration of the diarrhea. Another option is to eat foods like applesauce, bananas, rice, toast, clear broth, saltine crackers, and potatoes which can provide quick relief. In some cases of diarrhea, eating a probiotic food (like probiotic yogurt) or taking a probiotic supplement will help. In other cases, it may be necessary to get antibiotics.
You should go to urgent care for diarrhea when you have:
Also, you should take your child to a provider immediately if your child has:
For minor nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, or any other situation that isn't an emergency, come see us at AFC Urgent Care San Diego. We can see you right away without an appointment, and we're available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm. Please see our Locations page for the clinic location nearest you and its address. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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.