Frequently Throwing Up

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I've benn frequently throwing up and I don't know why last night as i was watching tv i fell asleep later i woke up ate some hot cheetohs and slept again a few minutes later around my bust line it began to hurt and i felt the urge to throw up???????? is this really bad???? do i need to see a doctor please help!!!
Signed: Frequently Throwing Up

Dear Frequently Throwing Up,


TeenHealthFX is unable to give you an accurate diagnosis over the internet as to why you are frequently vomiting. You could have the stomach flu, food poisoning, an allergic reaction to food or medication, or some other medical condition. To get an accurate diagnosis and to find out what you need to do to treat your symptoms, FX thinks that it is very important that you contact your doctor as soon as possible.


FX would also like to suggest that generally when you stomach is upset or you have been throwing up, it is a good idea to stay away from foods that might make you feel worse – this includes acidic foods, spicy foods, greasy foods, junk food in general, and anything you might generally be sensitive to, such as dairy. If you are vomiting and nauseous and want to try to eat – start with bland foods, like crackers or toast. And remember to stay hydrated when nauseous or vomiting by sucking on ice chips or taking small sips or water, weak tea, clear soft drinks (like ginger ale), noncaffeinated sports dinks, or broth.


If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-6475 for an appointment or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood.


Signed: TeenHealthFX