Vomiting and Diarrhea Treatment in Mission Valley, CA
You know something is not going right inside when what you put in your body is desperately trying to get out! In most cases, vomiting and diarrhea resolve themselves within a day or so. However, when they don’t resolve themselves or unfriendly symptoms appear to join the party, it is time to seek medical attention to see if something more sinister is at play. If your case of vomiting or diarrhea has begun to take a turn for the worst, our medical professionals at AFC Urgent Care can take excellent care to get you feeling back to normal!
Should I go to the medical professional if I throw up?
While it is unnecessary to run to the medical professional immediately after you throw up, you should undoubtedly monitor your symptoms and keep an eye on how long it lasts. If 24 hours have passed since you first threw up and you have not noticed any improvements, then it is time to see a medical professional at your earliest convenience. You should also go to the medical professional if you notice any of the following symptoms in addition to throwing up:
- Blood in your vomit
- Confusion, faintness, or extreme fatigue
- Injury to the head
- Fever at or above 102 degrees Fahrenheit
- Rapid breathing and/or pulse
- Extreme abdominal pain or headache
- Rigid neck
If you have any of the above symptoms along with vomiting, the best place to go to is an urgent care clinic, such as ours, at AFC Urgent Care! Not only will you avoid insufferable wait times at the emergency room, but you also will not have to wait for an available appointment at your primary care clinic. With urgent care, all you need to do is walk-in, and you will likely see one of our physicians within 30 minutes. It should be noted that if you have a newborn and toddler who is vomiting, the time to bring them in to see a doctor is if they have been vomiting for six hours.
What do I do if I throw up my medication?
Vomiting up medication is a reasonably common concern with relatively simple instructions to follow. If you are uncertain, you can always call your pharmacist or refer to any information they provided you with your medication. You can always contact us at AFC Urgent Care, as well, for any medical-related questions you have! The number to reach us is (619) 830-2202.
When should you go to urgent care for diarrhea?
If you have an unfortunate case of diarrhea, you should go to an urgent care clinic if it has not subsided within two days or if you have had six or more loose stools in 24 hours. If your newborn or toddler experiences diarrhea, you should take them to the doctor if their symptoms do not improve after six hours. Other signs that you should make a quick trip to the urgent care clinic include the following accompanying symptoms:
- Blood or mucus in your stool
- Severe abdominal or rectal pain
- Fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit or more
- Significant weight loss
How do I stop diarrhea right now?
While you may not even want to think about eating when you are sick with diarrhea, putting a stop to diarrhea has a lot to do with what you put in your body! As such, many experts recommend the BRAT diet, which equates to bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, if you spell it out. In general, foods that are high in fiber, potassium, and probiotics are excellent options when you have diarrhea. Since dehydration is always a risk with diarrhea, it is also essential to drink plenty of fluids. As for over-the-counter medication, Imodium and Pepto-Bismol are acceptable options.
If you are looking for an urgent care clinic in Mission Valley for vomiting or diarrhea treatment, you should come to AFC Urgent Care! No appointment is necessary; just come to our clinic at 8590 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 111, in San Diego, California, any day of the week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.