Nausea and vomiting are caused by many things such as eating the wrong foods, irritating frugs, chemotherapy, sad news, unpleasant sights and unpleasant smells. Antiemetic drugs are used to prevent nausea and vomiting. These steps can enable you to prevent nausea and vomiting
1Try and identify the circumstances that cause or aggravate nausea and vomiting and try and avoid them. For example, avoid unpleasant sights, odors and excessive alcohol intake
2. Avoid activities during acute episodes of nausea and vomiting. Try and lie down because it helps with nausea. Avoid oral intake of foods, fluids and medication during acute episodes of nausea and vomiting. This will aggravate the upset stomach more. Once your stomach has settled, try and drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration
3. Visit your doctor if your nausea and vomiting does not subside. Take the anti-emetic drugs as prescribed. Do not drink alcohol or take another drug without consulting a health care provider.
Tips & Warnings
- Take antiemetics drugs before nausea producing events such as travel, cancer treatment, painful dressing. Ask your doctor if you can take a drug with food to prevent nausea
- Rinse your mouth after vomiting. This will decrease the bad taste and corrosion of the tooth enamel
- If you are pregnant, eat dry crackers before rising in the morning to help prevent nausea and vomiting