Nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults isn't usually a sign of anything serious. In most cases, you won't need any specific treatment and can take care of yourself at home until you feel better.

One of the most common causes of vomiting in adults is a gutinfection ( Gastroenteritis ),which usually only lasts one or two days.

However, vomiting can occasionallybe a sign of a more serious problem and may require emergency help.

Find separate information about vomiting in children and babies .

This topic covers:

When to get medical advice

When to get emergency help

Looking after yourself at home

Common causes

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 30 Dec 2016