7 simple home remedies to stop vomiting

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Vomiting is very essential for your body to recover from an infection when your body is trying to remove toxic substances, such as food poisoning. Vomiting can also be triggered by migraine headaches, pregnancy, or medication. It can also lead to dehydration so you may want to take steps to alleviate your vomiting.

You can stop the vomiting sensation naturally. However, if your symptoms persist, you should visit a healthcare professional.

Take sips of water initially

If you have been vomiting excessively, sip only small amounts of cool water at a time. Too much water processed too quickly can cause you to begin to throw up. You can also 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.



Try digesting something bland, like crackers

Dry crackers in small amounts may decrease nausea. That’s because foods high in starch, such as crackers or toast, can help absorb stomach acids. If eating crackers works, you may have been hungry, not ill.



Use acupressure

Acupressure is the use of pressure points on your body in order to relieve pain. The wrists are mostly what many acupressurists tend manipulate when nausea and vomiting occur.

  • Face your palm up towards your face. Then, place your thumb gently in the middle of your wrist and push to begin gently massaging the area. Slowly pushing on this pressure point will help relieve nausea.
  • Put the inner parts of both wrists together and press them into one another. You should be activating the same pressure point as in the example above.

Chew or sip on ginger

Ginger can calm your nausea and sensation to vomit, in some cases. You can try a piece of ginger, ginger gum, or ginger tea. Choose the option that works best for you.

Avoid spicy foods.

These foods make your stomach work extra increasing chances your vomiting. If diarrhea accompanied your vomiting, avoid dairy products as well.

Take natural air

Take a short walk around just your house but don’t go too far. Practice little deep breathing exercises. Fresh air can feel soothing to your lungs and body.

Elevate your feet at a higher level than your body.

Put pillows or cloth under your feet to prop them up.



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