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Nausea

What is nausea?

Nausea is an urge to vomit or a general uneasiness in the stomach. If nausea is the only symptom your child has, it is rarely caused by anything serious. Nausea is often caused by a stomach virus and accompanied by vomiting. Other causes are indigestion, food poisoning, fear, or motion sickness.

How can I take care of my child?

Temporarily serve your child clear fluids and light foods. Avoid any medicines that could irritate the stomach.

When should I call my child's health care provider?

Call during office hours if:

  • The nausea lasts more than 1 week.
  • Your teenage daughter could be pregnant.
  • You have other questions or concerns.
Written by B.D. Schmitt, M.D., author of "Your Child's Health," Bantam Books.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-02-27
Last reviewed: 2006-02-23
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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