Vomiting and Nausea (cont.)
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How to Treat Vomiting and Nausea
Most of the time, nausea and vomiting go away on their own and can be managed at home.
Treatment for nausea and vomiting usually involves medications to decrease the nausea and fluid replacement for dehydration.
What are Vomiting and Nausea Home Remedies?
The mainstay of home nausea remedies is to drink fluids. Fluid intake helps correct electrolyte imbalance, which may stop the vomiting. Drinking fluids prevents dehydration, which is the main side effect of excessive vomiting.
Ginger may be used to control nausea and vomiting. Studies have shown it to be effective after surgery and for motion sickness. Ginger comes in gelatin capsules, tea, or candied or crystallized ginger.
Consult your doctor before taking any herbal supplements or home remedies for nausea or vomiting.
Dehydration in children: Children should be given oral rehydration solutions such as Pedialyte, Rehydrate, Resol, and Rice-Lyte.
Dehydration in adults: Although adults and adolescents have a larger electrolyte reserve than children, electrolyte imbalance and dehydration may still occur as fluid is lost through vomiting.
What are Vomiting and Nausea Medical Treatment?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/2/2016
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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