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. I have a guest from France who has a severe headache and

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Hi. I have a guest from France who has a severe headache and is vomiting colourless fluid. Background... She has suffered some emotional stress and also sat for a long time outside today and got cold.
I have put her in bed in a warm room with a hot water bottle. She has drunk some water but refuses to eat (she last ate yesterday evening - it was a proper meal), she doesn't appear to have a temperature (though I have no thermometer)...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. David :

it sounds like your guest could have caught a viral cold or viral gastritis to cause vomiting.

Dr. David :

sitting outside in the cold is no good.

Dr. David :

that is kind of you to put her in a warm room and care for her

Dr. David :

hopefully she will feel better soon and drink some fluids.

Dr. David :

sometimes ginger tea can help settle the stomach if there has been nausea and vomiting.

Dr. David :

or crackers or biscuits

JACUSTOMER-jev4r3gt- :

is it important that she eats something (plain like dry bread)

Dr. David :

I like digestible biscuits

JACUSTOMER-jev4r3gt- :

I was going to ask about ginger tea..

Dr. David :

no, if she does not feel well, and has no appetite, no point to force her to eat.

Dr. David :

she will eat when she is ready to eat and feeling better.

Dr. David :

getting a thermometer is a good idea.

Dr. David :

if her condition worsens, she might have to see a doctor at a local A&E department or hospital

JACUSTOMER-jev4r3gt- :

yes re thermometer... I read all kinds of scare stories online about possible causes. What do I need to watch for re it being something serious? NB average waiting time round by us at A&E is about 8 hours

Dr. David :

high fevers 39 or 40c

Dr. David :

chills, shakes which don't stop, stopping of urination. vomiting which does not stop.

Dr. David :

not being able to keep down fluids

Dr. David :

hopefully this will not happen.

Dr. David :

I hope this information helps.

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JACUSTOMER-jev4r3gt- :

ok thanks. i'll get a thermometer. OK to leave her for 15 mins?

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

she should be fine.

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JACUSTOMER-jev4r3gt- :

OK thank you

Dr. David :

thanks.

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