Upset stomachs happen to the best of us and when they do, they turn our world upside down. Whether you have a touch of something, are pregnant, or have one of the many diseases that cause nausea there is something that can help.
Drinking flat soda often helps ease nausea. It should be left out (or shaken up) to get flat and drunk while warm. Avoiding cold drinks is very important. Some suggested or recommended types are cola, ginger ale, or lemon lime soda.
Taking ginger, either in capsule or chewables, can help a great deal. The ginger is a great way to get rid of nausea. You don't want to take fresh ginger because it takes a lot to get rid of nausea and is too strong for most people. However, if your symptoms are milk ginger ale or ginger cookies may be just what the doctor ordered.
Mint and peppermint can be great ways to calm an upset stomach. You can buy tea and make it, drinking it while warm. Or you can add peppermint candies or candy canes to hot water. This is a great way to calm the stomach, especially for those who are not fans of actual tea.
Clear fluids can help with an upset stomach and are the best way to start getting nutrition and to keep yourself hydrated. Drink small amounts of room temperature or hot liquids. Avoid anything cold and don't drink more then one to two ounces at a time. Wait twenty minutes or so between drinks. This can include tea, water, light colored juices, soda, and broth.
Crackers or Toast.
Carbs are another thing that can also help calm a stomach. Try crackers such as saltines or dry toast. These will help absorb liquids as well as stomach acid and such that may be bothering the stomach.
Drink Lemon Water.
Drink warm lemon water to help ease the nausea. This can help a great deal, but as with all fluids it should be done in low doses and slowly. Don't shock the stomach with something cold or fast. Stick with something warm or at least room temperature.
Don't Lay Down.
Often when we don't feel good we want to lay down. However, this often increases nausea by making it easier for stomach fluids to go up the esophagus. Sitting up or laying at an angle with your head and back propped up will help keep nausea at bay.
Treating nausea isn't fun, after all no one likes to feel ill. But with a little luck and some things you have around the house you can be feeling better soon. If nausea persists for an extended period of time and you aren't pregnant you should discuss the issue with your doctor, it can be a sign of something serious. But for those of us who have the occasional illness, pregnancy, or issue every now and again, it is best to treat it naturally and effectively.