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What causes dizziness, nausea and vomiting after food intake?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: yes, last night my mother got dizzy, nausea, vomited and was also very dizzy after dining with chicken and fried potatoes after barely eating earlier (pb & j at late lunch and two cups of coffee earlier in day)..and two cups of coffee...she does have high blood pressure....she does say she felt better after vomiting and wondered if she suffered food poisoning, cause she had had a lemon cake dessert and distingtly remembering a dinstinctly sour stomach when being dizzy/allergery reaction to something in cake?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Food allergy , gastritis most likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

TIA workup would have been appropriate if there was no relation of the food intake with the vomiting. A single episode of vomiting that is associated with food intake appears to have more association with a gastrointestinal cause. It is likely to be food allergy that lead to histamine release and subsequent gastritis that presented as the vomiting episode. If the dizziness and vomiting ceased after the one episode of vomiting and there was no diarrhea associated then H 2 blockers like ranitidine along with metoclopramide can be advised. If the vomiting persists or diarrhea also ensues then antibiotics would be required as part of the management. The blood pressure should be checked and isotonic fluids like ORS should be given to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. You may get specific ANTIBODIES for the foods you mentioned tested for in your serum to find any allergic response to these foods. DESENSITISATION THERAPY can be initiated if any allergic response is determined.

Let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below


http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes dizziness, nausea and vomiting after food intake?

Brief Answer: Food allergy , gastritis most likely Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern TIA workup would have been appropriate if there was no relation of the food intake with the vomiting. A single episode of vomiting that is associated with food intake appears to have more association with a gastrointestinal cause. It is likely to be food allergy that lead to histamine release and subsequent gastritis that presented as the vomiting episode. If the dizziness and vomiting ceased after the one episode of vomiting and there was no diarrhea associated then H 2 blockers like ranitidine along with metoclopramide can be advised. If the vomiting persists or diarrhea also ensues then antibiotics would be required as part of the management. The blood pressure should be checked and isotonic fluids like ORS should be given to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. You may get specific ANTIBODIES for the foods you mentioned tested for in your serum to find any allergic response to these foods. DESENSITISATION THERAPY can be initiated if any allergic response is determined. Let me know if you have any query Wishing you best of health Thanks Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil