My Wife (age 74) Cannot Stop Throwing Up. She Took
Take medicine for vomiting
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice,
Take a medicine for vomiting like domperidone or ondansetron. These are available over the counter from any pharmacy. Domperidone can be taken 2-3 times a day and ondansetron can be taken 1-2 times a day in liquid form.
Ulcer may have other symptoms too. If there is an ulcer, it may bleed due to vomiting.
Drinks lots of fluids
Eat food that is non-spicy, soft, well-cooked home made food.
Turn head of patient forward (in standing position) or sidewards (in lying down position) during vomiting to avoid aspiration of vomitus in windpipe.
Some medicine may cause or worsen the vomiting. So if she has started a newer medicine recently, then consult doctor to withdraw it. Among the medicines listed, rivastigmine, medroxyprogesterone, bupropion can can worsen vomiting.
If its a viral, then she may have other symptoms too. Virals get better by themselves
Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.