Nausea is uncomfortable feeling in the stomach that usually precedes vomiting, but it can also occur alone. Nausea and vomiting has number of causes. The mere sight or smell of something unpleasant, or a food you dislike, may trigger nausea. Anxiety and motion sickness are also common causes. Vomiting is often due to gastroenteritis (an infection), food poisoning, or excess alcohol. Morning sickness is common in early pregnancy, and migraine sufferers may vomit during attacks. Nausea and vomiting are usually short-lived, but repeated vomiting may lead to dehydration.
Nausea & Vomiting Symptoms
- Dry lips and mouth.
Home Remedies for Nausea & Vomiting
- PIneapple and ginger: Don’t eat for a day. Drink 1 cup of sweet fresh pineapple juice with a pinch of ginger, a pinch of black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon organic sugar, thrice a day.
- Lime juice: Add 10 drops of lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon sugar in 1 cup of water and just before drinking add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Cardamom: Chew 1 or 2 cardamom seeds.
- Ginger: Drink a clove or ginger tea to ease the symptoms.
- Lemon and honey: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and honey. Dip index finger into the mixture and lick it slowly.
- Onion and ginger: Take 1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice with 1 teaspoon onion juice.
- Honey and cardamom: Take 1/2 teaspoon honey and 2 pinches of cardamom into half a cup of plain yogurt.
For nausea in children:
- Lemon and coconut water: Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice to a cup of coconut water, and make a child to sip this solution every 15 minutes.
Do’s Nausea & Vomiting
- Open a window or step outside for a few minutes to get some fresh air, if feeling nausea.
- Try fasting for a day; do not take any solid food. Fasting gives a healing rest to digestive system.
- If wanted to eat, eat small meals slowly. Start with bland foods such as boiled rice, soup.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of clear fluids, such as water or apple juice daily.
- Try to rest after meals; sit in a chair or propped up in bed.
Don’ts for Nausea & Vomiting
- Avoid spicy and oily foods and very hot or very cold foods and drinks.
- Avoid strong odors such as perfumes.
- Avoid drinks that can irritate the stomach, such as alcohol, coffee, and cola.
- Vomiting doesn’t subside within 24 hours.
- Develop any other symptoms.
See doctor immediately if :
- Blood in the vomit.
- Severe headache or stiff neck.
- Severe abdominal pain.