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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Vomiting


Vomiting, also known as throwing up, is the body's way of getting rid of unwanted substances, such as toxins, infections, or other irritants. It is a common symptom that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as fevers, infections, food poisoning, pregnancy, certain medications, and certain medical conditions.


Symptoms of vomiting can include nausea, the feeling of wanting to vomit, and the actual act of vomiting. In some cases, vomiting may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as abdominal pain, fever, or diarrhea.


Treatment for vomiting will depend on the underlying cause. In some cases, treatment may involve taking medication to help alleviate symptoms. In other cases, lifestyle changes, such as eating small, frequent meals, may be recommended.


It's important to note that vomiting can be a symptom of a serious medical condition, so it's always best to consult with your doctor if you are experiencing vomiting. They can help you identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment.


Natural Home Remedies for Vomiting


Vomiting can be a frustrating and uncomfortable symptom that can be caused by a variety of factors. While medication can be used to alleviate symptoms, there are also some natural home remedies that may help. It's important to note that these remedies should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, and you should always consult with your doctor before trying any new remedies.

  1. Ginger: Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce nausea and vomiting. Try drinking ginger tea or taking ginger supplements.

  2. Peppermint: Peppermint has natural soothing properties that can help to reduce feelings of nausea and vomiting. Try drinking peppermint tea or inhaling peppermint oil.

  3. Lemon: The smell of lemon can help to alleviate feelings of nausea and vomiting. Try smelling a lemon or drinking lemon water.

  4. Fennel: Fennel has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce nausea and vomiting. Try drinking fennel tea or taking fennel supplements.

  5. Basil: Basil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce nausea and vomiting. Try smelling basil or adding it to your meals.

  6. Drinking fluids: Drinking fluids can help to keep you hydrated and may alleviate symptoms of vomiting. Try drinking water or clear fluids, such as clear broths, frozen water or ice pops, or clear sodas (not orange, grape, or other dark colored sodas).

  7. Eating small, frequent meals: Eating small, frequent meals can help to alleviate feelings of nausea and vomiting by keeping your stomach from becoming empty.

  8. Deep breathing and visualization: Deep breathing and visualization can help to alleviate feelings of nausea and vomiting by reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

  9. Probiotics: Probiotics can help to alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting by restoring the balance of good bacteria in the gut.


It's important to note that vomiting can be a symptom of a serious medical condition, so it's always best to consult with your doctor if you are experiencing vomiting. They can help you identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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