Nausea is the feeling of wanting to vomit. Vomiting is the violent outflow of stomach contents through the mouth. The most common causes include: eating spoiled food, dizziness or dizziness (car, bus, boat), some medications (chemotherapy), migraines, alcohol intake, pregnancy or suffering from reflux, excessive consumption of marijuana, food allergy, severe pain such as kidney stones, intestinal obstruction.
How Can I Relieve the Symptoms?
Wait 1 hour after vomiting before taking anything. Start with small sips every 10-15 minutes and if you tolerate it, increase the frequency and volume. Otherwise, it starts the process again, waiting one hour.
Start by taking small servings, 5-6 meals a day, prolonged fasts are not recommended. Try soft and smooth foods that you find pleasant such as boiled rice, cream of rice with carrot water, white bread, white pasta, poultry, soups. Avoid very fatty, heavy, and spicy.
If you are pregnant and have morning sickness, eat something solid like toast before you get up in the morning. Remember to rest, decrease physical activity.
Dealing With Dehydration
One possible complication is dehydration. The way to prevent it is to ensure that you get enough fluids. The amount you need will depend on the losses, being recommended about 2-3 liters per day. You can get it by taking:
- Water: possibility of adding lemon juice.
- Infusions and broths.
- Rice water: Boil a liter of water with a handful of rice for thirty minutes. Strain and let cool before drinking. (Conservation: 24 hours in a refrigerator)
- Carrot water: Preparation similar to that of rice. (Conservation: 24 hours in a refrigerator)
- Homemade oral serum mix: (Conservation: 24 hours in a refrigerator)
- Oral serum for sale in pharmacies.
- Milk is preferable in the form of natural yogurt.
- Avoid alcoholic or carbonated drinks.
- Drinks to replace mineral salts and water used in intense physical activity are not optimal, although they may be sufficient in healthy people.
How to Avoid Contagions?
Reinforcing hygienic measures. Frequent hand washing of both the person with nausea and vomiting and their partners is the most effective preventive measure. Remember to do it before handling or eating food, when going to the bathroom, and when changing diapers.
Also, wash fruits and vegetables, cook eggs, meat, and fish well. Take care of food preservation. Do not drink water from natural places that do not have a guarantee of drinkability. Doing this regularly will help you stay healthy and free from different contagious illnesses.