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Why isn't Zofran OTC?

Why isn't Zofran OTC? Re: this response and a recent bout of norovirus where a tab Zofran, passed along by a pregnant coworker, was a savior. [more inside]
posted by magdalemon on Jul 18, 2014 - 19 answers

Beloved cat is responding horribly to new baby - give us your tips

Our cat has been puking multiple times a day since the arrival of our baby 4 weeks ago. She's been to the vet twice to rule out coincidental health issues - cat is healthy aside from the baby misery, kitty parents are at a loss for how to ease the transition, please help! [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Apr 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Kitty is Lactose Intolerant

My cat managed to get at some milk and tossed his cookies yesterday. Now isn't eating up to his usual standard. Is he probably ok? [more inside]
posted by donut_princess on Jan 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Laying in the sun to kill Norovirus? The Googles they do nothing?

I've got a lot of mixed information Googling about norovirus while working from home and entertaining a few previously ill but recovering and grumpy kids. [more inside]
posted by tilde on Nov 1, 2013 - 8 answers

This question is about vomit. I apologize in advance.

Why does a person vomit on a schedule when they are sick? Like every 2 hours or something until it just stops? Or is this just me? [more inside]
posted by magnetsphere on Aug 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Bazzy Bazzy Why Ya Barfing? What is my cat actually throwing up?

One of my cats is barfing up some clear liquid. What is it? More cat barf details below for the non-squeamish. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jul 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Is it legal to throw up on a train on the New York subway system?

Is it legal to throw up on a train on the New York subway system? Inspired by something that happened to Griphus from the We Have Such Movies to Show You podcast.
posted by Bugbread on Jul 24, 2013 - 21 answers

The cat's daily barf

Almost every morning our 15-year-old Annabelle throws up about a half-ounce of clear liquid, without hairball. This has been going on for several years. Otherwise, she is the picture of health. Any ideas?
posted by markcmyers on May 17, 2013 - 9 answers

hork... Hork... HOrk... HORK!!!

What is a normal level of cat barf, and how can we reduce it? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Dec 30, 2012 - 21 answers

Am I allergic to Patagonian toothfish?

Is it possible to be allergic to just one specific type of fish? Is this even an allergic reaction? NSFLunch details inside. [more inside]
posted by Grither on Jul 12, 2012 - 12 answers

The Dog Who Screambarfs At Strangers

Strange and traumatic dog biology question! Not for the faint of heart. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jun 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Removing art from the art space

I'm looking for good examples of experiments that have been set up where "art" has been put somewhere unexpected, and then had people's responses tested. I tried googling phrases like "can people appreciate art out of context?" but came up blank. Famous artworks in diners? Famous authors failing to get books published under pseudonyms? And what about the other way around — when have the art community been duped into accepting duds? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Feb 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Is it bad that I vomit whe I work out?

Is it a bad thing that I puke when I work out? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Jan 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Is yellow cat vomit normal?

Is this cat puke reason for concern? [more inside]
posted by MasterShake on Dec 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Baby throwing up only in the evening?

Blech. Why is our 10-month-old baby vomiting at night all of a sudden? More foul-smelling details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by thomsplace on Oct 25, 2011 - 15 answers

Waking up choking

About once a month, I wake up severely coughing and choking on my own vomit. What's the best course of action when this happens, and how I can stop it happening? (icky details within) [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jun 12, 2011 - 29 answers

Help, I'm In An Abusive Relationship With My Innards

I've been a puking, painful sulfur factory for a month and a half. All my test results have been negative, and my GP is stumped. Wondering if anyone's experienced similar and can clue me in about what I have. Warning: Gross. [more inside]
posted by Gianna on May 3, 2011 - 22 answers

Double vision-- double vomit

Pukey kitties: when is it normal and when do we go to the vet? [more inside]
posted by ohio on Apr 24, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I handle alcohol without throwing up?

I have trouble ingesting small amounts of alcohol (a few shots), what can I do to make my stomach cooperate so that I can drink the odd time when I go out with friends? [more inside]
posted by Dmac_rocker on Apr 5, 2011 - 33 answers

Foster cat: should I worry about the puking?

I am fostering a seven year old cat as of last Thursday. She is vomiting her food every other day, but still urinating and defecating. Is this nerves due to big changes in her life, a need for a change in cat food, or should I take her to the vet? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Mar 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Sorry for the grossness

I was sick last night and I have a gross question about my vomit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Where is this image from?

Does anyone know the source of this image of two elderly women drinking with a young man in the foreground? One of the women is vomiting in the background. The filename is either "saturdaynight" or "grannyparty." I had assumed it was a relic from someone's photo collection but a friend recently informed me it was part of a larger project and set up.
posted by photoslob on Jan 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me make my dog less miserable in the car.

What is the proper dosage/usage of Dramamine for a dog that gets carsick? I know YANAVet and YANMVet. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Dec 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Help my kitty...

Cat has been throwing up with increasing frequency. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Sep 14, 2010 - 30 answers

She usually barfs on the tile.

How to remove vomit from a silk carpet? [more inside]
posted by TrixieRamble on Aug 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me overcome my emetophobia

Have you "cured" an extreme phobia that you once had? How did you do it? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Aug 4, 2010 - 22 answers

How to help a carsick 2-year-old?

How to help a carsick 2-year-old? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Jun 14, 2010 - 35 answers

Preventing hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs

How can I prevent my dog from getting hemorrhagic gastroenteritis again? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on May 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Make me barf!

Tell me how to make myself vomit when I need to. Not using fingers, spoon, or anything swallowed. [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Apr 16, 2010 - 36 answers

Too late for a basin or a mop: pretreating vomit soiled laundry

NSFSS (Not Safe For Sensitive Stomachs): What is the best way to pre-treat bedding that have been soiled by copious amounts of chunky vomit? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

What is in my peanut sauce?

Weird question about Thai food. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Dec 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Is there anything else I can do for what has turned out to be a very expensive cat?

Are we doing the right things for our cat? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Aug 15, 2009 - 21 answers

Smells like teens' spirits

Help me get the vomit smell out of a cotton canvas messenger bag. [more inside]
posted by chalbe on Jul 29, 2009 - 24 answers

I want to free my brother from his stomach issues.

What could be wrong with my brother's stomach? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jul 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Will you hold back my hair?

Make me throw up. There's gross stuff inside (of me and the explanation). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 35 answers

Why does a little bit of alcohol make me vomit hours later?

I have a sensitive stomach and 1 drink can make me throw up 6 hours later. Help me find a way to combat this! [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Feb 26, 2009 - 28 answers

Why do some corridors/rooms/new books smell vaguely of vomit?

Why do some corridors/rooms/new books smell vaguely of vomit? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Feb 14, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I clean these shoes?

How can I clean vomit off leather shoes? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 5, 2009 - 3 answers

Cleaning Puke out of Feather Pillows

I have a pair of very heavy, dense feather (not down) pillows that were first owned by my Grandmother. Last night my son vomited all over one of them. Although we stripped the case of quickly, the vomit had already soaked into the pillow. Any suggestions on how to clean this? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 8, 2009 - 11 answers

The Chunder Queen

I have a very weak stomach when it comes to alcohol. Help me not embarrass myself on my 21st birthday! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Nov 23, 2008 - 40 answers

Will induced vomiting help my migraines?

I get migraines. Whenever I get a migraine, I sooner or later end up vomiting and it is vomiting that lets me feel better. So, my question is, would it be a good idea to induce vomiting when I get a migraine? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Nov 10, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I keep from getting dehydrated when I'm constantly vomiting and diarrhea-ing?

I've had diarrhea and constant vomiting since last night. I can't even keep down water. What should I do to keep from getting dehydrated? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Nov 5, 2008 - 41 answers

How to keep the vomit in our cat and off our floor.

My roommate's adorable but extremely neurotic and emotionally needy cat has begun to upset herself to the point of vomitting sometimes when my roommate has to lock her out of her room. For the love of god, please help us. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 6, 2008 - 27 answers

Please help me save someone from dehydration...

My boyfriend cannot stop vomiting. I know you are not a doctor, but I am desperate. Please advise if you have ever had this happen, I'm very worried. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 3, 2008 - 81 answers

Why does meat make vegetarians vomit?

Why do vegetarians vomit if they eat meat? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on May 1, 2008 - 31 answers

No more Mr. Kitty Creosote! But why?

Why have my cats STOPPED puking? Gross cat vomit related details inside. [more inside]
posted by suki on Mar 15, 2008 - 9 answers

My cat's sick again, looking for ideas on what he's got and how I should proceed.

My cat was quite ill, got over it for a week, and now is ill again. We've taken him to the vet and still no ideas what's wrong with him. Anyone ever have a similar problem? [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Feb 4, 2008 - 26 answers

Shouldn't I be all better now?

I puked my guts out on New Year's on my way back to my car. I had nothing alcoholic to drink. I ate at Wendy's before the party. All day yesterday and this morning I still feel like I've got a lead brick in my stomach. How should I treat this at home? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jan 2, 2008 - 23 answers

Minty fresh puke

Help me stop puking in the morning (toothpaste). [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Nov 7, 2007 - 41 answers

What the hell did my cat puke up?

Does this sound familiar: cat vomiting pinkish-red fluid after receiving rabies, and/or FVCVP vaccines? (Vet office is aware, don't panic). [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Sep 26, 2007 - 2 answers

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