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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, or tea candied or crystallized ginger.
oil is reported to relax the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract, and may be a
natural cure to help relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It can be used as
a tea, in capsules, or inhaled as aromatherapy.
NOTE: If you choose to use remedies involving homeopathy, herbs, dietary and nutritional supplements, acupressure, aromatherapy, and other alternative or complementary healing methods, be advised that these products and techniques have usually not been scientifically proven to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. Serious interactions with prescription and nonprescription medications are always a possibility. Keep your doctor informed about every medication or medicine-like substance you use and seek medical advice for your health concerns before taking any medication or remedy.
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.
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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