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How to Stop Vomiting

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

 Stopping the Sensation with Liquids

  1. Stick with water in the beginning. If you’ve been vomiting a lot recently, drink only small amounts of water at a time. Too much water processed too quickly can cause you to begin to throw up.
    • If you want, try sucking on an ice cube. The cool water feels good going down your throat and it’s nearly impossible to drink too much water by melting the ice cube in your mouth.
  2. After you’ve had water, stick with clear liquids, and preferably something with electrolytes. Clear liquids aside from water are helpful in replacing certain essential vitamins that you may have lost while previously vomiting.
    • If you can, try to drink liquids that are high in potassium and sodium. These are among the body’s most important electrolytes.They are often lost when the body goes through the vomiting process.
    • Acceptable “clear” liquids include:
      • Weak tea
      • Bouillon
      • Apple juice
      • Sports drinks
  3. Use syrups and tonics to help calm your stomach. Coke syrup (the kind used in soda machines) may work in soothing your upset stomach, as might over the counter syrups like Emetrol. Children should have 1-2 teaspoons while adults should have 1-2 tablespoons.
    • While there is little science to back up the claim that coke syrup works, it has been used for generations in order to soothe upset stomachs. In fact, it was originally used as a stomach tonic.
    • Syrups like Emetrol can be safely used by children. Although it is often used by women who are pregnant, the manufacturer’s guidelines recommend checking with your doctor before taking.
  4. Avoid liquids with caffeine, carbonation, and high amounts of acidity.This includes many sodas and coffee, as well as fruit juices like orange juice, grapefruit juice, or lemonade.
  1. Try to drink a little ginger tea in order to quell your nausea. Ginger has been a renowned nausea-buster for quite some time now, beating out dramamine in effectiveness in one particularly noteworthy study. You can purchase bagged ginger tea or  brew your own ginger tea with honey , also called Tisane.

    • If you don’t want warm tea but still want the soothing benefits of ginger, try drinking ginger ale. Pop open a can and let the carbonation die off first; remember that carbonation can upset an already fragile stomach, causing vomiting.
    • Another option to try if you want ginger but can’t stomach any fluids is to try candied ginger. Try nibbling on a small amount of candied ginger once every 45 minutes.

Remedies To Stop Vomiting

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Vomiting is a forceful expulsion of the stomach contents due to the contraction of stomach muscles. Vomiting is also known as emesis. Sometimes you may attempt to vomit but may not expel anything from your mouth. This is known as retching. Vomiting may or may not be accompanied by nausea. Just like coughing, vomiting is not a condition, but a reflex and it helps to eliminate and flush out impurities or even poisons. Vomiting is most commonly caused by conditions like gastroenteritis and also by food poisoning. Although vomiting may be highly unpleasant and cause great discomfort it is not threatening or serious. Vomiting should therefore never be suppressed or prevented as this can simply aggravate the condition causing far worse symptoms. Another condition in which you may vomit or throw up would be when you consumed excessive amounts of alcohol. Binge drinking has become epidemic in some parts of the world, and vomiting is natural after such bouts of drinking. Attempting to suppress the urge to vomit can cause discomfort, while vomiting in such a scenario would provide some quick relief.

Vomiting is also a symptom that would be all too familiar to pregnant women. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of pregnancy, often referred to and included in the term ‘morning sickness’. The reasons for vomiting in the morning during pregnancy may be attributed to normal and healthy hormonal changes. Vomiting in children is most often brought about because of gastroenteritis, which is basically caused by viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract. In this scenario again, vomiting would simply be a symptom of the condition. Treatment for vomiting should therefore not aim to suppress it, but instead needs to be directed towards treating the underlying condition.

Since the main threat of vomiting stems from the dehydrating effect the main aim of treating vomiting in adults and children alike should be to address the risk of dehydration not to stop the vomiting. In high risk groups however, such as when dealing with toddlers vomiting it would be advisable to consult your doctor to learn how to stop vomiting in children. Under normal circumstances however vomiting treatment with natural vomiting remedies should suffice to control the situation. The primary goal of any home treatment when dealing with vomiting is to control and restrict fluid floss. Administering rehydrating electrolyte solutions is the most important step towards controlling such a scenario at home.

Vomiting after eating is extremely common, particularly when the individual has been suffering from food poisoning, or if dealing with a case of over eating. The main reasons for a toddler, children or adults vomiting after eating may therefore be attributed to stress on the digestive system that is already struggling to cope with the pressure of an infection or over eating. It is therefore very important to make changes to your diet when you suffer from vomiting. Vomiting is a clear indication that all is not right with your digestive system and you need to give it a chance to recuperate. Avoid consuming foods that are hard to digest like fatty and oily foods, sugar rich foods and meats. IT would in fact be best to avoid consuming any solid foods for a while and instead limit your intake to soups, fruit juices and water. If you feel up to it you can also consume fresh fruits or gradually begin consuming them, before you resume your usual diet. This will also address the problem of fluid loss.

Home Remedy for Vomiting

Sunday, April 25th, 2010
  • One of the effective ways to cure vomiting would be to have ginger tea. Make sure it has less amount of sugar.
  • Chilled lime juice also proves effective in treating vomiting. In a glass of cold water, squeeze 1 lime. Add sugar and salt to taste. Put in some ice, to chill it. Drink this mixture after every two hours.
  • If the vomiting is due to excess intake of alcohol, eat a slice or two of bread slowly, so that it soaks the liquid.
  • Do not eat any solid food until after 12 hours of vomiting. Instead, have loads of vegetable juices, water and other non-acid drinks. Then only, start having solid foods, such as mashed potatoes, rice and oatmeal.
  • On a non-stick pan, heat 2 cardamoms. Once heated, crush them to form a powder and add a tsp of honey to it. Have this several times a day.
  • Prepare a mixture by combining 1 tsp each of mint juice and lime juice, with 1/2 tsp ginger juice and a tsp honey. Have it 2-3 times in a day.
  • Boil a cup of water and add a tsp of cinnamon or one cinnamon stick to it. Steep it for sometime and strain the water. Now, add a tbsp of honey, for sweetening it. Have this decoction 2-3 times in a day.
  • Holy Basil, catnip and peach bark tea are helpful for treating vomiting. You can have them in any form you like.
  • A tsp of onion juice, taken after every two hours, proves beneficial in curing vomiting.
  • Mix ¼ tsp powdered ginger, 1 cup apple juice and ¼ cup water together. Blend the mixture well, until the ginger gets dissolved, and add enough ice to make it slushy.
  • Mix 1 tbsp each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of normal water and drink it before going to bed.
  • Put some cloves, cardamoms or a cinnamon stick in your mouth. This is an effective way to treat vomiting.
  • Cut a lemon into two halves. Sprinkle some rock salt on one of its piece. Lick this piece till all the juice runs out.
  • Boil ½ cup of rice in 1 to 1½ cup of water. When the rice gets cooked, strain the water and drink it. It will help cease vomiting.
  • Intaking half a tsp of grounded cumin seeds, along with water, is helpful in stopping vomiting.
  • Avoid too much of oily, spicy food, heavy and indigestible food, when you are suffering from vomiting.