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How to Prevent Vomiting

If you know how to stop it then you can save yourself from a lot of discomfort and avoid messing up the place around you. At times vomiting is good because the underlying cause subsides and you feel relieved. When nausea preceded it, it is possible to prevent vomiting but if happens suddenly then it is difficult to do anything.

So if you are feeling nausea and are likely to throw up then the following may may soothe up the sensation:

Drink small amount of sweetened liquids such as  fruit juices and soda pops. Don't use acidic drinks like orange or grapefruit juices because they will worsen the situation. Sweetened liquids are better than plain water or milk. Ice cold liquids are even better. Sip it rather than quickly gulping the liquids.

Stop activities and rest. Motion nausea and vomiting sensation can go away if you stop driving or get out of the vihecle for some time and drink sweetened ice cold liquids and begin your journey after some rest.

Resting in sitting up position is the best way to rest and get relief. Lying down slightly propped up is also good.

If you are throwing up because of simple reason of food poisoning or due to major underlying ailment then vomiting can't be prevented. It is a warning signal to go to the doctor. However if the vomiting is due to a mild food poisoning then the following precautions can help preventing it.

  • avoid eating the foods that don't suite you.
  • If you eat out then ensure hygiene
  • avoid eating fried, greasy and sweet food
  • eat and drink slowly
  • don't mix hot and cold food
  • avoid activities after food

Children are less tolerant to vomiting and get dehydrated faster. If common home remedies for vomiting are not working  then consult doctor immediately because dehydration can be life threatening.

Vomiting can be caused by several reasons ranging from basic reasons like Migraine, Infections, Overeating, Pregnancy, Stomach upset and Flu to as serious as  Acute gastritis, Chronic digestive conditions, Intestinal obstruction, Food poisoning, Poisoning, Accidental poisoning,  Intestinal obstructions,  Cholera, Peptic ulcers, Stomach cancer and   Kidney failure. The suggested home remedies are to treat vomiting caused by the basic reasons.

1 - Ginger

Fine chop 1cm ginger root in 100ml of water and warm it. Strain it and drink. This is one of the most effective waysto stop  vomiting.

2 - Clove

Keep  a clove in your mouth and let it slowly spread its aroma. Children may find it diffcult so dont try this on them. Clove has many healing properties and is a very useful herb in the kitchen. 

3 - Rock Salt and Lemon

This is another one of the very useful methods to stop throwing up. Add 1/4 teaspoon of  rock salt powder and squeeze 1/2 lemon into a glass of water. Stir it well and drink it by sipping it slowly. This is not only tasty drink but also is very effective in getting relief from vomiting

4 - Honey and cardamom

Another good combination to use as one of the effective home treatment for vomiting. Roast and powder two cardamoms. Mix the powder to one teaspoon of honey and consume it slowly 3-4 times a day. This a slow but powerful method. 

5 -Apple cidar Vinegar

Apple cidar vinegar is also one of the most potent solution. Take one teaspoon of Apple cidar vinegar and one teaspoon of honey and stir it well in one glass of water. Take it twice a day.

6 - Mint Tea

Mint tea has been used from ancient time to stop throwing up. 1/2 cup of mint tea drank 3-4 times a day will be very effective. Put a dozen of fresh mint leaves in 100 ml of water and boil it. Strain and drink.

7 -Cumin seeds

Grind 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds and consume it. Do it 2-3 time a day. 

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