3 Best HOME REMEDIES TO GET RID OF NAUSEA



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How to Fight Nausea

Three Methods:

Everyone hates nausea, right? That expectant feeling of vomit coupled with an upset stomach is the absolute worst. Rather than suffering through the storm, try taking matters into your own hands and help to diminish your nausea with at-home remedies. Using the following methods will have you feeling fresh and healthy in no time.

Steps

Changing Your Activities

  1. Get rest.Your nausea may get worse if you try to do too much or if you are not getting adequate rest.Stay at home in bed as soon as you start to get nauseous. Laying down, avoiding exercise and sudden movements, and getting a bit more sleep will slow and stop your nausea and reduce your chances of vomiting. If necessary, take time off of work or school to do so.
  2. Get some fresh air.Staying in a single sick room may be easy, but the air will go stale and make you feel worse. Open a few windows to allow a breeze of fresh air, and when possible, take a few minutes to step outside.
  3. Avoid strong smells.Taking a bubble bath may sound great, but adding in overly-scented perfumes will likely upset your stomach more. In general, avoid anything (perfumes or otherwise) with a very strong scent.Smell and taste are connected, so a strong smell can make you feel equally as sick as a bad taste. Keep your window open to allow fresh air in, and to keep bad smells out.
  4. Take time away from your electronics.The brightness, noise, and movement associated with your television, laptop, tablet, and phone can be overly stimulating and make an upset stomach worse.Instead, lay in bed with the lights dimmed and read a book or relax in a similar way. Taking time away from your electronics will ease your stomach and prevent an associated headache as well.
  5. Adjust your temperature.Nothing is worse than feeling sick and being too hot or too cold as well. Stay at a comfortable temperature to make resting easy; add or remove layers of clothing and blankets, or take a short shower or bath. You can change the temperatures of the liquids you are drinking to help as well.
  6. Try over the counter medication.If the natural remedies just aren’t cutting it for you, switch over to a medication from your local pharmacy or drugstore. Look for medicines that advertise nausea and vomit-fighting, rather than taking a generic all-around medication. An antacid medication may also work. Make sure to check the dosage for your medication, and take the pills accordingly.
  7. Don’t avoid throwing up.If your stomach ache simply won’t go away and the urge to vomit is growing stronger, don’t stop it. Your body is trying to expel the cause of your illness from your body, so let it. Vomiting is certainly not an enjoyable activity, but it does an important job of helping you to heal. You’ll probably feel better afterwards anyway.

Eating Nausea-Fighting Foods

  1. Have some ginger.For years now, ginger has been giving the sick support with its nausea-fighting powers. Head for your pantry and grab some fresh or candied ginger. If you can handle the flavor of fresh ginger, eat it raw. Otherwise, try it candied or grate some into a cup of water to make tea.
  2. Eat some crackers.When all else fails, plain saltine crackers tend to do the trick for nausea.They have a mild flavor and are easy to digest, making them the perfect sick food. If you can handle crackers, try upgrading to pretzels which have a bit of a higher nutritional value.
    • Keep in mind that some people may find the smell of pretzels nauseating.
  3. Try watermelon.Although it’s not everyone’s first ‘sick food’ to turn to, watermelon is actually great for helping out with a bout of nausea. The high water content and mild flavor help to settle your stomach and incorporate more fluids into your system. If you have a fever as well, try the fruit chilled for a soothing cooling effect.
  4. Eat plain rice.White rice sans toppings isn’t the most flavorful dish, but it is helpful for combating nausea. The easy-to-digest carbs will give you a short boost of energy, while the simple flavor won’t irritate your stomach further.
  5. Have a banana.Eating a barely ripe banana (more towards the green side, with no spots) is great for several reasons. The soft texture and mild flavor make it easy to digest, plus the fruit is full of potassium which aids your immune system in healing your body. You can try mashing your banana up with a cup of white rice.
  6. Scoop up some yogurt.Now, most dairy products are frowned upon during a period of nausea. However, yogurt with active cultures helps to supply your stomach with the good bacteria necessary for kicking out the bad bacteria. Therefore, find a simple yogurt flavor that advertises probiotics, and your stomach will be back on track in no time.
  7. Try plain toast.No butter, no jam, nothing. Plain (unburnt) toast has similar qualities to crackers. The bread is easy to digest and has a very mild taste, making it more likely that your stomach won’t fight against it. Try a single slice and see how you feel before taking another.
  8. Avoid upsetting foods.Sticking to eating the aforementioned foods is best, but if you must eat other things, use your best judgment. Avoid eating any foods that are greasy, fried, spicy, or very sweet. These can all make an upset stomach much worse, and are more likely to trigger a spell of vomiting.

Fighting Nausea with Various Liquids

  1. Drink plenty of water.Water works to flush out toxins in your system and keep your body hydrated so that it can fight against the things that are ailing it. Although it is important to drink water on a regular basis, it is especially important to do so when you’re sick. Make sure you have a glass of water with you at all times, and that you are drinking it at least every hour.
    • Take small sips of water or chew on ice chips if drinking a glass of water all at once is too much for you.
  2. Try sports drinks.If you're nauseous and vomiting, you’ve probably lost a lot of fluids and are having a difficult time keeping fresh ones down. Sports drinks are enhanced with electrolytes, which your body needs for a speedy recovery. Grab your favorite flavor and take small sips after throwing up to help replenish your body’s electrolyte and fluid supplies.
  3. Have some cranberry juice.While many juices can be filled with sugar and flavors that are hard on an upset stomach, cranberry juice offers some nutrients without the sugary punch. Drink cranberry juice when suffering from nausea, especially when you haven’t been able to eat any food.
  4. Mix lemon juice with honey.This sweet and sour combination works to settle your stomach quickly, without a ton of necessary fluids, Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon of warm honey. Slowly sip the juice-like liquid over several minutes. You can take this mixture multiple times a day if your nausea doesn’t subside.
  5. Drink cinnamon tea.Cinnamon has been used for decades as a natural remedy for nausea and vomiting. Mix ½ teaspoon of cinnamon with a cup of hot water and allow the mixture to steep. Drink the tea slowly several times a day until your upset stomach goes away.
  6. Try a clove tea.With a similarly autumn-esque flavor to cinnamon, cloves can also help to settle an upset stomach. Brew up a cup of clove tea by mixing a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of powdered cloves. Allow the mixture to steep for several minutes before straining out any large clove chunks.
  7. Make a cup of cumin tea.Ordinarily associated with cooking, cumin can actually work well in a nausea-fighting tea. Try a mug by mixing a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of cumin seeds. Allow the tea to steep for 10-15 minutes before removing the seeds and drinking slowly. A bit of honey can be added for sweetness if desired.
  8. Have some peppermint tea.Peppermint is on par with ginger as being one of the best natural nausea-fighting remedies around. Use a teaspoon of crushed and dried peppermint leaves or use a few fresh leaves with a cup of hot water to make the perfect tea. This can be drunk hot or cold, as many times throughout the day as you would like.
  9. Try ginger ale.If eating ginger isn’t enough for you, grab a can of ginger ale soda. Check your soda ingredients first though to make sure it is made with real ginger and not artificial flavor. Sipping a can of ginger ale may settle your stomach and help to keep you from throwing up.
  10. Sip some cola syrup.Slightly different than a regular cola soda, cola syrup is a thick liquid used for treating nausea. With the same classic flavor of your favorite cola, it might be nice to sip on it while you’re sick. Pour a tablespoon or two over some crushed ice and sip the liquid slowly over several minutes.
  11. Drink all liquids slowly.No matter what you choose to drink to stay hydrated, avoid chugging it down quickly or in big gulps. Your stomach is already irritated, so ease liquids into it with small, slow sips.

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  • Question
    Is soda good for nausea? Also, is it ok to use electronics if the brightness and volume is lowered?

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    Marsha Durkin is a Registered Nurse in Wisconsin. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Olney Central College in 1987.
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    Soda may be good for your nausea. The bubbles may help settle your stomach. Resting and not using electronics is a good idea while you are nauseous.
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    Why do I feel worse when I sit down?

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    Marsha Durkin is a Registered Nurse in Wisconsin. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Olney Central College in 1987.
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    Possibly because nausea can be made worse by moving around and by moving from a laying to a sitting position.
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  • Question
    I have been nauseated for weeks, and lying on my left side makes it worse. What do I do?
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    You should definitely see a doctor for nausea which hasn't gone away in weeks.
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    Can we have apple when we are nauseated?
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    Yes. However, it might be better to slice it into smaller pieces, or eat applesauce, as excessive chewing or biting into tough foods can make nausea worse.
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  • Question
    Is stress associated with nausea?
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    Yes, stress has different side effects and one of them is nausea.
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    Is it better to be warm or cold when nauseous?
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    I find it's best to be in a cool room while comfortably dressed so I'm not cold. Breathing cool air can help nausea subside.
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    How do I drink water when I'm nauseated?
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    Take small sips. Do not take massive chugs of water as it may make the nausea worse.
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    What tastes ward off nausea: sweet, sour, salty or bitter?
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    No taste at all is best for nausea, as in as bland as you can get. Anything sweet, salty, sour, or bitter may upset your stomach.
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    How do I sleep when I am sick?
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    To sleep when you are sick try laying on your left side, and try not to move around so much. Take slow breaths. Try not to think about how you're feeling.
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    Can a person get nausea from heat sensitivity?
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    Yes, certainly.
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  • Don't brush your teeth immediately after eating, as the toothpaste may upset your stomach.
  • Rinse your mouth with a mixture of 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water after vomiting. Doing so will clear the taste and smell from your mouth and remove the harmful stomach acid, which could cause damage to your throat and teeth.
  • Avoid exercising too much.

Warnings

  • If the nausea persists and you can find no cause then consult a health professional.
  • If the nausea is accompanied by dizziness, headaches, blurred vision etc. then sit down and get someone to call a doctor. If these are normal symptoms from an underlying medical condition that you know you have then take the steps you would normally take to treat it.
  • If you are pregnant, or have some underlying medical condition that might have triggered the nausea then ignore the steps above and follow the advice of your health professional.

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