Vomiting or throwing up is eliminating harmful and toxic substances from the body. This can be a reaction to some irritation in the gut, or even a hangover can cause you to throw up.
Vomiting isn’t a sign of something serious and most of the time passes after the offender is out of the system.
Vomiting can cause dehydration and changes in the body’s electrolytes.
What causes nausea and vomiting?
Nausea and vomiting can be symptoms of a range of conditions, some acute and some due to underlying medical causes.
Examples of these causes include:
- blocked intestine
- brain injury
- food poisoning
- infection, such as from bacteria or virus
- motion sickness
- side effects of medications
- ingesting certain toxins, such as alcohol
Each of these contributes to chemical changes that irritate the brain.
The brain has several different receptors that can trigger vomiting in the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ).
There is also an area known as the “vomiting center,” where the brain detects toxins and can signal to vomit as a result.
Home Remedies for Nausea and Vomiting
Crush a piece of ginger (adrak) and put it in water.
Add one teaspoon of honey to this and sip it the entire day.
Ginger has qualities that can ease the irritation of the stomach and bring instant relief.
Another best way of having ginger is by making fresh ginger tea. Take one teaspoon of freshly-grated ginger root to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, and strain before drinking.
Keep a few pieces of cloves in your mouth and suck them for long.
The aroma and taste of cloves can bring an immediate stop to vomiting. It brings about a change in the taste buds too.
It also reduces the sensitivity of the mouth.
Drink clove tea to avoid vomiting.
Take one cup of boiling water and add one teaspoon of cloves. Steep for ten minutes, and strain before drinking.
3.Sugar and saltwater
Since vomiting can lead to an imbalance of the various levels of salts in the body – there could be sodium, potassium, etc. – drinking a good mixture of sugar and salt in water has the potential to bring these levels into the normal range for the effective functioning of the body.
The solution will not allow the body to get dehydrated and would prevent the weakness of the body. It acts as a natural electrol.
Drink a glass of water with some lemons squeezed into it.
If needed, honey can be added for improving the taste of the lemonade.
The vitamins and minerals that lemon entails can act as an obstacle to vomiting and thus stop it immediately.
5. Dry Crackers And Toast
Eating dry crackers or toast before getting out of bed in the morning is known to help with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
You can also take some other easy steps to quell nausea. Have smaller meals more frequently and drink fluids separately, avoiding them during your meals.
You should also stay away from greasy and spicy food.
6. Check Out Aromatherapy
Something as simple as a whiff of peppermint or lemon oil can reduce your urge to throw up.
As one study found, women experienced significant relief from nausea post gynecological operations by smelling peppermint oil.
They even required less antiemetic medication after the operation. Another study shares that pregnant women who inhaled lemon essential oil as soon as they felt nauseous found it to be helpful.
A couple of drops of lemon essential oil in a diffuser in your bedroom or a dab of peppermint oil on a tissue or your hankie can get rid of that queasy feeling.
When to see a doctor
While a person will, unfortunately, experience nausea and vomiting more than once in their lifetime, it can be difficult to know when a person should seek treatment.
Instances when an adult should see a doctor include:
- vomiting that lasts more than one week
- if there is a possibility of pregnancy
- if home remedies do not relieve the vomiting
- if a person has signs of severe dehydration, such as extreme thirst, dark-colored urine, very little urine, and dizziness
- if a person is experiencing vomiting after a head injury
- vomiting blood or vomit that looks like “coffee grounds,” which is often dried or old blood
Infants and children are not able to express the symptoms of dehydration as well as adults, so parents should be aware of symptoms that may require medical attention.
- diarrhea and vomiting that lasts more than 24 hours and is not improving
- fever higher than 104°F if the child is older than 2 years; fever higher than 100.4°F in a child younger than 2 years
- blood in the stool or vomit
- a swollen stomach or signs of bad belly pain
- dark urine or no urine produced for 8 hours
- inability to produce tears when crying, a dry mouth, and sunken eyes
- cannot be soothed and continues to fuss
If a parent has any concerns about the symptoms their child is experiencing, they should seek medical treatment.
Conclusion: Use these natural methods that can help you stop vomiting, but if the condition is getting the worse look for medical help.