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Why experts say nausea and vomiting may be unpredictable signs of Omicron COVID-19 infections

Good Housekeeping, Jan. 15, 2022

January 15, 2022

Why experts say nausea and vomiting may be unpredictable signs of Omicron COVID-19 infections

Shruti Gohil, M.D., an associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health, says that chronic nausea and vomiting are not primary symptoms for common colds or most flu cases — you should consider those secondary potential root issues compared to food poisoning, or a COVID-19 infection. When paired with the following symptoms, nausea should prompt you to take next steps in getting your symptoms diagnosed.