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What do you do for nausea?

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HowStuffWorks states that drinking clear liquids, resting, abstaining from alcohol, taking over-the-counter stomach medications and using home remedies, such as drinking vinegar mixtures and eating ginger, helps nausea. Allowing oneself to vomit is often necessary to rid the body of the substances that are causing the nausea.

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HowStuffWorks states that drinking clear liquids kept at room temperature prevents further stomach upset and helps with the dehydration that might occur from vomiting, and that rest is often the best remedy for allowing the body to settle from nausea. Taking over-the-counter medicines that contain bismuth coat the stomach and relieve discomfort. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and high-fat foods, which can upset the stomach more.

Dipping a finger into a mixture of honey and lemon and consuming it slowly reduces nausea, and drinking a cup of water with 10 drops of lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda can stop nausea. HowStuffWorks states that ginger taken in most forms such as ginger tea, ginger sticks or gingerbread is an effective remedy for curing nausea, but most ginger ales are not effective because they do not contain sufficient curative ginger. Rinsing with a mixture of 1/4 cup water and 1/4 vinegar in a 4-ounce glass after vomiting prevents further nausea that can occur from the smell or taste in the mouth.

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