John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Call a health care professional if the nausea is so severe that
the affected individual is unable to care of him or herself, or if the vomiting is so bad
the person can't keep any liquids down at all for more than 8 hours.
If you are taking care of a child, call for medical advice if the child does not urinate
(or has dry diapers) in 6 to 8 hours. Signs and symptoms of
dehydration in children and dehydration in adults (severe loss of body fluids) include weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness
- these symptoms are worse when standing - dry mouth and lips, less urine than normal, dark-yellow and smelly urine, and severe thirst.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a chronic functional disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized by paroxysmal, recurrent episodes of vomiting and was first described in children by Samuel Gee in 1882.