Who hasn’t been sidelined with a serious case of nausea? The overwhelming feeling of being nauseous can take the enjoyment of even that which you most enjoy right away from you. Just in case you haven’t experienced nausea, let me explain it to you: it’s that sick queasy sensation that can make you feel like you’ve been drafted onto a boat that is dealing with 30 foot high waves. Nausea can make you feel like you want to throw up or it can make you feel like you just stepped off the Alice in Wonderland teacup ride in Disney World after it broke and wouldn’t stop spinning for two hours.
Nausea can be a sign of something significantly wrong. Among the disorders that can cause feelings of nausea are a viral infection and morning sickness among pregnant women. Riding in a care or going out on a boat on just 3 feet high waves can create a feeling of nausea. Other causes include injuries to the skull, appendicitis, food poisoning and problems with your gall bladder. Interestingly, in some cases severe nausea can be brought on by prescription-strength anti-nausea drugs.
One of the most common causes of nausea is that food poisoning that I mentioned above. Eating some disagreeable food is one way to ensure nausea. Overindulgence of alcoholic beverages is another. Food and drink are, aside from motion sickness, two of the most common causes of feeling a serious cause of being nauseated. If you start feeling nauseous and suspect that it was something you drank or ate, the best advice is to stay away from additional food or alcohol for the next 12 hours of your life. Depending on the seriousness of your nausea, you will want to avoid anything but bland food for the next day or two until the nausea begins to subside.
Among the items that are good for treating nausea are ginger ale, tea and broth. You want to avoid taking any aspirin, but most common over the counter antacid products can alleviate nausea in some people. In the latter stages of the onset, your nausea will subside temporarily. When you sense the feeling coming back strong, don’t panic. Control your breathing by taking long, deep inhalations to stave off the wave of nausea that you sense coming over you.
One more word of advice on treating nausea: no matter how important it may be for you to drive somewhere when you are feeling a serious case of nausea, try to avoid it. Even if you aren’t prone to motion sickness generally, you may make things worse by driving. Even riding along as a passenger is not recommended until the worst is over.