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What causes Vomiting and Diarrhea? How to stop Diarrhea and Vomiting fast?

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What is Vomiting?

Vomiting “throwing up” is a forcible discharge of stomach contents through the mouth. On the other hand, the term “vomiting” describes the forceful discharge of stomach contents via the mouth or sometimes the nose, also known as emesis. Vomiting is a one-time event link with something that doesn’t settle right in the stomach.

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is watery stools, or a frequent need to have a bowel movement inside the body. However, most people get diarrhea a few times a year. Normally, Diarrhea lasts two to three days. Few people get it more often. Diarrhea is common and usually not a serious health issue.

What causes vomiting and diarrhea?

Vomiting “throwing up” and diarrhea “loose or watery stools”  which can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, foods that are hard to digest (like too many sweets), and other things.

Food poisoning:

This is an infection in your gut this may be affected by several bacteria. You have got food poisoning problem by eating contaminated food. However, this problem can happen at home or in restaurants when food is handled incorrectly or not cooked properly. Several bacteria can cause food poisoning problems, including:-

  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus
  • Shigella
  • Listeria etc.

Traveler’s diarrhea:

This problem is a digestive tract disorder that’s most often caused by viruses, parasites, or bacteria consumed in water or food. But, this problem generally clears up within two or three days. This problem can also cause:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flatulence (gas)
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement etc.

Stress or anxiety:

Many articles show that gastrointestinal function is influenced by stress and that stress and anxiety can cause several stomachs related symptoms, including:-

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn etc.


In pregnancy, your body goes through numerous changes. However, the most common cause of vomiting in pregnancy is morning sickness. Despite its name, this sickness can occur at any point of the day. However, this sickness affects 7 pregnant women out of 10, usually during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. In pregnancy, diet changes, hormonal changes, and new food sensitivities may cause diarrhea and vomiting problems.

Overeating and over-drinking:

In this case, overeating or over-drinking can cause diarrhea and vomiting problems, along with:-

  • Indigestion
  • Belching
  • Heartburn etc.

Overeating greasy or sugary foods can irritate your stomach and cause diarrhea and vomiting problems.

Vomiting and diarrhea treatment

Most of the time, these problems will resolve within a couple of days without treatment. However, some medications and home remedies can help relieve your symptoms and avoid dehydration.

Home remedy for vomiting and diarrhea treatment

Therefore, here are some home remedy ways you can treat vomiting and diarrhea at home to avoid dehydration:-

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid stress
  • Drinks lots of clean fluids such as water, broth, clear sodas, and sports drinks
  • Follow the healthy diet, which consists of bland foods
  • Avoid foods that are greasy, sugary, spicy, or high in fat and sugar
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Wash your hands with clean water and soap frequently.

When to see a doctor

In some cases, medical facilities may be required for diarrhea and vomiting problems.


Take your child to the health consultant (doctor) if they:

  • are under 12 months and showing symptoms of dehydration
  • have diarrhea for more than seven days
  • are unable to keep fluid down
  • are under three months with a temperature of 100.4°F (38°C)


See a medical consultant (doctor) if:

  • are still dehydrated after dehydrating with fluids and oral hydration solution
  • have bloody diarrhea or rectal bleeding
  • your vomit is yellow or green in color
  • you have a diarrhea problem that lasts more than seven days or are vomiting issue more than two days

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by john liam