Nausea remedies – tips for treating nausea

Posted by sam on December 5th, 2012

NAUSEA REMEDIES FOR A QUEASY STOMACH

Nausea is that awful, stomach churning feeling you get for a variety of different reasons. While there are  no cures for nausea, below are a few helpful tips and home remedies for nausea that you can try.

 

             TIPS FOR TREATING NAUSEA

Treatment for nausea starts with a careful evaluation of its cause, and either eliminate or cure the underlying condition.  Nausea due to a migraine should be dealt with first by migraine treatment (cold compress, resting in a quiet, dark room, and medication); while nausea due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or indigestion (dyspepsia) should be treated with an OTC (over-the-counter) medication such as acid reducers and Pepto-Bismol.  If you experience, severe nausea, especially if accompanied by violent vomiting or if there is blood present in the vomit, you should immediately seek a doctor for treatment and follow all instructions thoroughly.

When sitting down to a meal, make sure to eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly.  Try to avoid foods that are high in fat and/or spicy.  For people with food sensitivities, it may be necessary to eliminate both wheat or dairy products, and also anything containing MSG or nitrates.  If you find it difficult to completely avoid the nausea-causing foods in your diet, I recommend you carry both peppermint candy and over-the-counter medications such as Pepcid Complete.

If being stressed is making you queasy, take steps to minimize or eliminate the stressors in your life.  Likewise, limiting all travel can help with nausea related to movement. You should also be reducing your exposure to any scents that may be making you nauseous.  Common smells which promote nausea are smells from perfumes, cooking, and many different types of smoke (vehicle, cigarettes, etc.).

To prevent this condition avoid spicy,oily and junk food as much as possible.

Do not overeat.

Add a fresh ginger to your tea if you are feeling nauseous.

While travelling always carry peppermint.

AT HOME NAUSEA REMEDIES

Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat nausea and other digestive problems.  It is especially good for relieving nausea associated with pregnancy.  Use it in cooking, drink it as a tea, or suck on candied ginger/gingersnaps cookies like you would with hard candy.  Ginger is also good for many other types of nausea such as  movement related nausea and nausea associated with chemotherapy.

Peppermint is also really good to get rid of nausea.  In fact, restaurants frequently provide peppermint for their patrons because it is so effective in relieving digestive problems. Peppermint tea is very helpful in calming a queasy stomach.  Carrying peppermint candies or peppermint gum in your purse is highly recommended for sudden bouts of nausea.

Aromatherapy – remove any scents that may be can contributing to your nausea.  Inhaling lavender or  peppermint oil can also help get rid of nausea.  Try adding a couple of drops to a linen napkin and sniff directly from this or place the napkin inside your pillowcase and lie down for nausea relief.

Acupressure –put your thumb on the inside of your wrist, about two inches from where it meets your palm.  Rub about 50 times in a circular motion.  This is an especially good tip for women who are pregnant.  This acupressure trick treats heartburn too.

The following is a list of effective at home nausea remedies which are also safe for you to try:

To relieve nausea you can put a cold, damp towel around your neck.

1 tablespoon of honey and 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar, mixed in (1)  8 ounce glass of water; then drink it hot or cold.

Half a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounce glass of warm water.

1 teaspoon of cumin powder, followed by (1) 8 ounce glass of water.

Take a small piece of raw ginger, add a few mint leaves and then crush them both to make a fine paste. Extract juice from it, then add one teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tspn of honey. Mix it well and drink it twice a day.

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Take one glass of water. Squeeze half a lemon into it and add one teaspoon of salt.Mix it well and keep sipping on it.

Drink flat 7-Up, Coke, or ginger ale.

Drinking peppermint, cinnamon, raspberry, or ginger tea;  hot.

Try eating saltine crackers, dry toast, Melba toast, or dry Cheerios.

Ginger – half a teaspoon of powdered ginger mixed in 8 ounces of water; sip.

Hard peppermint candy, black liquorice, or peppermint gum.

Try some of the nausea remedies mentioned above, and remember that while relief for your next nausea episode can be found as close as your kitchen cupboard. Frequent nausea should be seen immediately by a physician to rule out any serious medical disorders.

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