How To Deal With Nausea

When you get a feeling that your throat and mouth are being gagged and you want to vomit, you can know that it is a sign of nausea. This problem can occur due to dizziness, anxiety, stomach flu or taking certain types of medicines. Pregnant women and cancer patients who undergo the chemotherapy treatment also suffer from nausea. If nausea occurs only sometimes, there is no need to take medical treatment for it. You can take help of home remedies for fighting this problem. We will suggest some ways of fighting this condition.

Following Are Some Useful Tips On How To Deal With Nausea:

1. Drink Fluids

Nausea and vomiting can cause dehydration due to a loss of fluids from the body. It is important to replace the amounts of fluids lost. Thus, drinking fluids like water and juice help in reducing nausea.[1] Don’t eat any food for 1-2 hours. Sip water, juice, tea, cola drinks or ginger ale. Increase the intake of fluids.

Drink Fluids

2. Use Ginger

Medical studies have shown that taking ginger helps in reducing the problem of nausea. It can give a lot of relief to patients who have feelings of vomiting and nausea after undergoing a surgery.[2] For this, you can take ginger tea. Boil chopped pieces of ginger root in water for five minutes. Strain, add honey and consume the tea hot.

Use Ginger

3. Lick Lemon

Cancer patients who have nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy treatment can get relief by using lemon. Cut lemon into thin slices. Lick the lemon slice while you are taking the chemotherapy treatment.[3] The lemon juice will reduce nausea.

Lick Lemon

4. Take Small Meals

Nausea due to chemotherapy treatment in cancer patients can be reduced by taking small meals. Don’t take large meals by eating a lot of food in a single serving. Take small meals with less amount of food at a time. Take light foods before you go for a chemotherapy session. Take regular meals and don’t miss food.

Take Small Meals

5. Change The Food Habits

Cancer patients can avoid nausea by changing the food habits. Eat food slowly and take your own time to chew it. Avoid taking hot foods. Instead of that, you can take cold foods. It is beneficial to consume foods that are kept outside at normal temperature. Don’t take foods that contain fat and spices. Take liquids between meals instead of taking them with foods you eat.

Change The Food Habits

6. Take BRAT Diet

When the problem of nausea and vomiting become less, you can start taking bland foods. Choose foods without odor. The BRAT diet is the best remedy in such situation.[4] This diet consists of foods like banana and rice. The other two foods of this diet are applesauce and toast.

Take BRAT Diet

7. Hot And Cold Treatment

Hot and cold treatment can give relief in the problem of nausea. If you suffer from feelings of nausea, you can apply cold compress on the stomach. For this, wrap ice in a cloth and place on the stomach.[5] Apply ice pack on the spine also. For a hot treatment, you need to drink hot water. The water should be very hot for this remedy.

Hot And Cold Treatment

8. Use Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has been found to reduce nausea in people recovering from de-addiction treatment.[6] For this, you have to take aromatherapy treatment by inhaling peppermint oil half an hour before eating food. Also, peppermint helps in reducing chemotherapy nausea in cancer patients.

Use Peppermint Essential Oil

9. Drink Chamomile Tea

You can use the chamomile herb for fighting nausea that occurs due to digestive upset. For this, you have to drink the chamomile tea. Make the tea by steeping the chamomile herb in boiling water.[7] Strain and drink the tea. Take one-cup tea at a time. It will help in reducing discomfort caused by nausea.

Drink Chamomile Tea


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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