Feeling sick (nausea) is common and usually goes away on its own. There are some things you can try that might help.
If you're also being sick (vomiting), you could become dehydrated. See what to do if you're vomiting.
Your doctor can look for the cause and suggest treatments.
They may prescribe anti-sickness medicine if needed.
Call emergency services for advice if you can't see a doctor.
This could be a heart attack.
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 doctor if you're worried.
Diarrhoea or vomiting
Headache and a high temperature
an infection, such as flu
Heartburn or bloating after eating
Headache and sensitivity to light or sound
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 doctor if you don't feel better in a few days.
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.