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•  Vomiting is throwing up the stomach’s contents. Dry heaves may precede or follow vomiting.

•  Nausea is when you feel like you’re going to throw up.

Image of man vomiting in toilet.
Image of women sitting next to toilet not feeling well.

•  Viruses in the intestines. Eating spoiled food or eating or drinking too much.

•  A side effect of some medications, such as certain antibiotics.

•  Motion sickness. Morning sickness in pregnant females.

•  Labyrinthitis. This is inflammation of an area in the ear. Often, a respiratory infection causes this.

•  Migraine headaches.

•  Acute glaucoma.

•  Stomach ulcers.

•  A blockage in the small or large intestine (bowel).

•  A concussion from a head injury.

•  Hepatitis.

•  Meningitis. This is inflammation of membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.

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