Urgent Care Near You for Nausea, Vomiting & Diarrhea
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common medical complaints and usually resolve in a day or two. If you experience these forms of gastrointestinal upset, the main concern is dehydration.
At Southcoast Health Urgent Care, you can find a team of urgent care medical providers who address your condition with compassionate care. Get relief from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk and Wareham, MA at our state-of-the-art urgent care locations. For the most convenient care, you can save your spot in line and wait at home. We also welcome walk-in patients — no appointment necessary.
Our clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends, and accept patients six months and older.
What Causes Nausea, Vomiting & Diarrhea?
Viral gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu, is the most common cause of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It is an acute viral infection that causes inflammation and irritation of the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. In children, the most common culprit is rotavirus. In adults, it’s usually norovirus. Along with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, you may experience symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, fever, chills, body aches and headache.
Other infectious cause of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea include appendicitis, bacterial food poisoning, parasitic infections and meningitis.
When to Go to Southcoast Health Urgent Care
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration due to fluid loss. Signs of dehydration include:
- Urinating less
- Dark urine
Treating Nausea, Vomiting & Diarrhea in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk & Wareham, MA
If you have viral gastroenteritis, your urgent care provider will focus on preventing dehydration by replacing fluids and electrolytes with oral rehydration solutions. At home, you can use sports drinks, clear sodas and broths. Avoid drinking large amounts at once. Stick with bland foods until your symptoms subside.
As the region’s largest, most comprehensive health care network, Southcoast Health can seamlessly connect you to an experienced physician who meets your needs. Find a doctor online today.
Southcoast Health Urgent Care treats nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk, Wareham and across southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.