What causes sudden severe nausea, followed by cold sweats and vomiting a flow of clear liquid?

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Severe nausea, cold sweats and vomiting can be caused by the following conditions:

motion sickness;

  • Parkinson disease

    Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system causing tremors stiffness and slow movement.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder

    Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has nearly constant anxiety.

  • Panic attack

    When someone has a panic attack, that person feels a sudden, intense fear that can't be controlled.

  • Cold exposure

    Cold exposure symptoms include color changes on the skin, numbness, stinging, redness, blisters, and more.

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

    Low blood sugar, or low glucose levels, causes shakiness, anxiety, clammy skin, irritability, hunger, and more.

  • Food poisoning

    Food poisoning can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and weakness.

  • Heat exhaustion

    Heat exhaustion causes intense thirst, heavy sweating, pale, cool, and moist skin, muscle cramps, and more.

  • Drug overdose

    A drug overdose can be fatal and causes sleepiness, confusion, coma, vomiting, and other symptoms.

  • Narcotic abuse

    Narcotic abuse can cause fatigue, shallow breathing, anxiety, euphoria, vomiting, confusion, and constipation.

  • Constipation (child)

    Constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week, causing hard stools, abdominal pain and more.

  • Constipation (adult)

    Constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week, causing hard stools, abdominal pain and more.

  • Acute stress reaction

    Acute stress reaction symptoms include shortness of breath, anxiety, nervousness, sense of doom and more.

  • Benign essential tremor

    Benign essential tremor can cause shaking of the hands and forearms and a quivering voice.

  • Medication reaction or side-effect

    Medication side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and more.

  • Gastroenteritis

    Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and intestine that causes diarrhea and vomiting.

  • Peptic ulcer

    Peptic ulcers, sores in the lining of the stomach or upper intestine, cause abdominal pain, gas, and more.

  • Gastritis

    Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, causes stomach upset, irritation, and pain.

  • Barrett esophagus

    Barrett's esophagus occurs when the lining of the esophagus is damaged, usually by acid reflux.

  • Abscess

    A skin abscess, or boil, is a swollen, painful, red and warm lump of skin that may rupture and drain pus.

  • Acute kidney failure

    Acute kidney failure is sudden and can cause swelling, frequent dark urination, fatigue, nausea and more.

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

    Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include dry mouth, excessive thirst and urination, and more.

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

    Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal, symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

  • Chronic kidney disease

    Chronic kidney disease is a condition of the kidneys that can cause high blood pressure, fatigue, and weakness.

  • Pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is typically asymptomatic until the cancer has advanced, making treatment difficult.

  • Drug allergy

    A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication and can cause a rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing.

  • Drug dependence and abuse

    Symptoms of drug dependence and abuse include bloodshot eyes, frequent nosebleeds, drowsiness, and more.

  • Esophagitis

    Esophagitis, an inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, causes chest pain, nausea, and more.

  • Labyrinthitis

    Labyrinthitis, an infection and swelling in the inner ear, and may cause vertigo or hearing loss.

  • Pyloric stenosis

    Pyloric stenosis, a condition that affects infants, causes vomiting after eating, constant hunger, and more.

  • Motion sickness

    Motion sickness is a feeling of queasiness or nausea caused by moving in a car, bus, boat, or plane.

  • Intestinal Ileus

    Intestinal ileus is a condition of the intestinal muscles causing cramps and bloating, vomiting, gas, and more.

  • Swallowed object

    Symptoms of swallowing an object include coughing, choking, vomiting, throat pain, breathing trouble, and more.

  • Hyperhidrosis

    Hyperhidrosis is a condition nervous system leading to overactive sweat glands causing excessive sweating

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injection

    Botulinum toxin side effects may include pain and tenderness at the injection site, headache, nausea and more.

  • Exercise or physical activity

    Exercise is vital for good health, but overdoing it can lead to muscle aches, dehydration, headache, and more.

  • Methamphetamine use

    Methamphetamine use causes increased blood pressure, rapid heart rate, enlarged pupils, sweating, and more.

  • Heat exposure

    Heat exposure can cause dizziness, nausea, headache, weakness, a fast heartbeat, muscle cramps, and more.

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which fluid builds up in your eye causing gradual vision loss.

  • Gallstones

    A gallstone attack occurs when a stone blocks the bile duct, causes right upper abdominal pain and cramping.

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, yellowing of the skin, and more.

  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause fever, fatigue, dark urine, jaundice, and more.

  • Intestinal obstruction

    Intestinal obstruction is when the intestine is blocked and causes pain, swelling, nausea, diarrhea, and more.

  • Intracranial hematoma

    An intracranial hematoma occurs after a head injury and causes headache, drowsiness, confusion, and more.

  • Lactose intolerance

    Lactose intolerance, or the inability to digest lactose, leads to gas, bloating, and other symptoms.

  • Lyme disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through tick bites; symptoms include rash, fever chills, and more.

  • Mononucleosis

    Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing extreme fatigue, sore throat, fever, rash, muscle aches, and more.

  • Mumps

    Mumps is a contagious viral disease that causes painful swelling of the glands that produce saliva.

  • Pulmonary embolism

    A pulmonary embolism, a blood clot lodged in the lung, causes shortness of breath, chest pain, and more.

  • Stroke

    A stroke occurs when blood and oxygen to the brain are cut off, and causes numbness, confusion, and more.

  • Transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke)

    Transient ischemic attacks cause headache, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, and more.

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis usually infects the lungs, causing a bad cough with blood, chest pain, fever, chills, and fatigue.

  • Cocaine abuse

    Cocaine abuse occurs when a person continues using it despite the social and health problems caused by it.

  • Polycystic kidney disease

    Polycystic kidney disease can cause abdominal pain, headaches, and pain in the sides and back.

  • Porphyria

    Porphyria is a condition that can affect the nerves and skin, making the skin extremely sensitive to sunlight.

  • Sickle cell disease

    Sickle cell disease symptoms include repeated infections, yellow skin, fatigue, dizziness, pain, and more.

  • Supraventricular tachycardia

    Supraventricular tachycardia is fast heart rhythm starting in one of the upper chambers of the heart.

  • Thyroid storm

    A thyroid storm, dangerously high levels of thyroid hormone, causes fever, racing heartbeat, sweating, and more

  • Giardiasis

    Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine causing diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea and stomach cramps.

  • Helicobacter pylori infection

    Helicobacter, bacteria in the digestive tract, causes peptic ulcers and their associated pain and burning.

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism can cause fatigue and weakness, increased thirst, impaired thinking, and bone fractures.

  • Hyperventilation

    Hyperventilation is rapid or shallow breathing usually caused by stress or anxiety.

  • Insulin reaction (hypoglycemia)

    An insulin reaction is the result of low blood sugar and causes anxiety, hunger, shaking, dizziness, and more.

  • Iron poisoning

    Iron poisoning causes abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and dehydration.

  • Allergic reaction

    Allergic reaction causes sneezing, runny nose and hives and can lead to anaphylaxis, a whole body reaction.

  • Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism causes weight loss, shakiness, tiredness, sensitivity to heat, insomnia, and more.

  • Tick bite

    A tick-related illness may cause a rash that expands out from the site of the bite, fever, chills, and more.

  • Toxic shock syndrome

    Toxic shock syndrome is a serious bacterial infection and causes fever, low blood pressure, a rash, and more.

  • Small intestine cancer

    Small intestine cancer is rare and often has no symptoms, but can cause symptoms in its advanced stages.

  • Plague

    Plague is a rare but deadly bacterial infection causing fever, vomiting, seizures, organ failure, and more.

  • Lead poisoning

    Lead poisoning causes sudden pain on either side of the lower back, urinary issues, nausea, fever, and chills.

  • West nile virus

    West Nile virus is an infection spread by mosquitoes, and can cause diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and more.

  • Henoch-schonlein purpura

    Henoch-Sch�nlein purpura is a condition that causes a purple bruise-like rash on the legs and buttocks.

  • Mesenteric lymphadenitis

    Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes causing pain, diarrhea, fever, and more.

  • Brain aneurysm

    A brain aneurysm is a weak spot in a blood vessel in the brain that balloons and fills with blood.

  • Hypopituitarism

    Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder of the pituitary glands, which can cause many different symptoms.

  • Ricin poisoning

    Ricin is a dangerous poison in castor beans, and causes trouble breathing, nausea, fever and sweating.

  • Throat cancer

    Throat cancer can cause symptoms including difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and chronic cough.

  • Stomach cancer

    Early stomach cancer may cause commonly misdiagnosed symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, and poor appetite.

  • Brain tumor

    Primary brain tumors are often benign but can cause seizures, ongoing headaches, or loss of coordination.

  • Brain infection

    A brain infection is inflammation of the brain or spinal cord and can cause nausea, fever, seizures and more.

  • Budd-Chiari syndrome

    Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare liver condition, symptoms include pain, swelling, and vomiting blood.

Can you give more information, such as how did it occur? While there are many things that may cause a person to experience nausea and sweating, an illness that affects the gastrointestinal tract may be the most likely culprit. For example, a person who has food poisoning may experience these symptoms before he develops such symptoms as vomiting and diarrhea.