Causes Of Massaging The Nape Of The Neck When Vomiting?
I want to ask why if we vomit we usually massage the nape of the neck?
Hello, thanks for your question.
Vomiting is the forced expulsion of food or stomach contents through the mouth and nose. Vomiting is usually preceded by nausea. Vomiting can have many causes, but it's usually not a serious disease or condition.
Vomiting can occur when the body reacts naturally when it has to excrete substances that are harmful to the body's health. In a conscious patient who is vomiting, the patient only needs to be assisted to support the body when vomiting. This is to anticipate patients who suddenly feel weak or lose consciousness. Meanwhile, in patients with decreased consciousness or unconsciousness, the head is tilted when the patient vomits to avoid vomit entering the respiratory tract.
Massaging the nape of the neck when vomiting seems to be just a habit that is done without a clear medical indication. This method may comfort some patients after experiencing vomiting. The important thing that should be given to the patient after vomiting is fluids to avoid dehydration. Fluids can be given little by little but often. If vomiting occurs quite severe and does not subside immediately, do not hesitate to seek the nearest medical help.
For additional information, you can read articles about nausea and vomiting at https://www.HealthReplies.com/mual
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