Top ten Reasons for needing a Vomit Bag

Top ten Reasons for needing a Vomit Bag…also known as an Emesis bag, sick sack, airsick bag, airsickness bag, sick bag, barf bag, or motion sickness bag.

Vomiting is almost always harmless, but it can be a sign of a more serious illness. Some examples of serious conditions that may result in nausea or vomiting include concussions, meningitis, intestinal blockage, appendicitis, and brain tumors. Dehydration can be the most harmful result especially in children.

The top ten reasons for needing a Vomit Bag are:

  • Motion sickness or seasickness
  • Early stages of pregnancy
  • Medication or chemotherapy induced
  • Intense pain
  • Emotional stress
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Food poisoning
  • Stomach flu
  • Overeating
  • Response to certain smells or odors

Seek immediate medical care when any of the following occur with vomiting:

  • There is blood in the vomit
  • Headache or stiff neck
  • Lethargy, confusion, or a decreased alertness
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rapid pulse or breathing

Vomit bags are generally made of paper or plastic. Recently the Canadian company Hygie launched a range of  Vomit or Emesis Bag Kits that help avoid the usual nuisances: odors, splashes, soiled linen. The super-absorbent pad inside the bag, turns vomit into gel, blocks smells, and helps limit the spread of harmful germs. Find them at our website See the Hygie videos on the Hygie products page.

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