Feeling sick (nausea) is common and usually goes away on its own. There are some things you can try that might help.
Things that may help you stop feeling sick
If you're also being sick (vomiting), you could become dehydrated. See what to do if you're vomiting.
See a GP if you:
Your GP can look for the cause and suggest treatments.
They may prescribe anti-sickness medicine if needed.
Call 999 if you suddenly feel sick and have:
This could be a heart attack.
Common causes of feeling sick
Lots of things can make you feel sick.
Any other symptoms you have may give you an idea of the cause. But don't self-diagnose – see a GP if you're worried.
A table of possible causes of symptoms.
Diarrhoea or vomiting
norovirus or food poisoning
Headache and a high temperature
an infection, such as flu
Heartburn or bloating after eating
Headache and sensitivity to light or sound
labyrinthitis or vertigo
Other reasons for feeling sick include:
Don't worry if you're not sure what the cause is. Try the things that may stop you feeling sick and see a GP if you don't feel better in a few days.