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Vomiting and Diarrhea Treatment in Anderson, SC

When you or someone in your family is suffering from vomiting and diarrhea, you can try home remedies or have us treat it here at AFC Urgent Care Anderson. Patients of any age are welcome, an appointment isn’t necessary, and we can see you immediately and have you back home very soon. You can come see us today if you need vomiting and diarrhea treatment in Anderson, SC. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online!

Vomiting and Diarrhea Treatment in Anderson, SC

Should I go to the doctor if I throw up?

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:

  • Blood in your vomit
  • A fever that’s higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • A stiff neck
  • Lethargy
  • Confusion or lowered alertness
  • Severe pain in your abdomen
  • Rapid pulse or rapid breathing
  • A headache that seems severe
  • Diarrhea that accompanies your vomiting

These problems may be indicative of a life-threatening emergency.

What do I do if I throw up my medication?

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.

How do I stop diarrhea right now?

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.

When should you go to urgent care for diarrhea?

Go to urgent care for diarrhea if you have:

  • Had it for longer than 48 hours
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum
  • Any blood in your stools
  • Any black color to your stools
  • A fever over 102 F
  • Dehydration because of your diarrhea

Take your child to a doctor immediately if your child has:

  • Not gotten better after 24 hours
  • Not had a wet diaper in more than 3 hours
  • Been seeming unusually sleepy, irritable, or unresponsive
  • Stools with blood in them
  • Stools with a black color
  • A sunken appearance to the cheeks, eyes, or abdomen
  • Skin that doesn’t flatten when it’s pinched then released
  • A fever over 102 F
  • Signs of dehydration, like dry mouth or a dry tongue, or like crying without any tears

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!