June 16, 2006

How to calm an upset stomach

Nausea can be caused by a variety of things -- a bacterial or viral infection, pregnancy, food poisoning, or reaction to drugs or therapy. Here are suggestions from the Cleveland Clinic on how to ease that nauseous feeling:

  • Drink fluids to keep yourself hydrated, but stick to cold, clear drinks like water or clear soda.
  • Try to eat small meals of bland foods, like dry toast or saltine crackers. Avoid anything fried, greasy, or sugary, as they're more likely to aggravate your stomach.
  • Eat and drink slowly.
  • Lie still after eating or drinking; avoid activity.
  • Try not to combine hot and cold foods -- stick to one at a time.
  • Don't brush your teeth right after eating.

    If your nausea or vomiting continues for more than 24 hours, contact your doctor.

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    Minny said...

    A recent medical study found that eating raw coriander helped relieve symptoms from food poisoning. Apparently there is something in coriander that is very effective at killing bacteria!

    julthefool said...

    Ginger is great for nausea too.

    BTW: you know that only people with a Blogger account can leave comments here?