Home Remedies for Vomiting
There are ways to ease the unpleasant sensations that come with nausea and vomiting and help the body to recover as soon as possible without seeking medical assistance. Here are the things you can do from the comfort of your own home:
1. Adapt Your Diet
It’s important not to irritate the stomach, but still get vital nourishment. It is recommended to favor protein-rich foods rather than carbohydrates and starchy foods (pasta, potatoes, well-cooked rice), carrots and lean meats.
Eat several small meals throughout the day, every 2-3 hours. Try not to let your stomach get too empty or too full. It’s also best to rest after a meal, as moving too much may further upset the stomach.
Make sure to avoid coffee, alcohol, oily and spicy foods, as they can further upset the stomach and fibers that promote transit.
As you feel better, you can add more food and drink, gradually increasing the amounts until you are back to a normal diet. It is best to start with plain foods such as toast, crackers, plain biscuits or cakes. Then move on to light meals such as fish, chicken or plain meat with potatoes. Milk puddings, ice cream and yoghurts are also good foods to start with, as they have probiotics that can help the gut to recover.