1/8 tsp of Baking soda in a small cup with warm water worked to rid the nausea I have had for a 5 day.. Much better and easier than OTC medications.
I was bed bound with nausea until I sipped on 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda in 2 cups of water 3 times a day and was cured. Thank you for this site.
Sodium bicarbonate is purported to be helpful for many health issues, but some people are more sensitive to it than others. I have seen people get diarrhea from just one level teaspoon in a glass of water.
It might be helpful to experiment with baking soda when it is "convenient" for you, to make sure you are not one of the "sensitive ones" before you actually try and treat yourself with baking soda.
Diarrhea can be a very unwanted and unexpected "surprise"!
Thank you so much! I wish I had read this two days ago. I have been battling a head cold along with puking and pooping. I have two babies, an 8 month old and a 23 month old, which were the source of my illness, and my husband is gone for a couple of weeks. I thought I had gotten too dehydrated because I wasn't being able to even sip water without having a gag reflex. I was about to send them to a babysitter and check myself into the emergency room to get an IV because I've gotten so weak and was afraid I would not be able to care for my little ones. I put 1/8 tsp of baking soda in a mug and added warm water as recommended. I felt better within five minutes as promised. I am now able to drink water with no issues. Thank you so much... I was really worried.
My grandma had used this remedy in her house for decades. I still use it to this day. I use a shot glass and put enough baking soda in it to cover the bottom of glass, add some room temperature water, stir, plug my nose and take my shot of baking soda. I have found it works if I ate something that didn't agree with me, but not when I had the flu. I just found out that I am pregnant so I'm sure I will find out soon if it works for morning sickness, as long as it's safe for baby. :-)
I have been dealing with SEVERE nausea since starting chemo treatments for leukemia in 2005. I stopped all chemo meds in 2006 but the nausea has stuck around since then. I have tried EVERYTHING that the doctors have given me. I finally got tired of putting chemicals into my body and started searching for natural remedies. I found this website through a cancer community and it has been a GODSENT! I tried the baking soda for nausea and within 5 minutes, my nausea is almost completely gone. It would have taken Phenegren over an hour to help. Thanks SO much for this website!
it worked right away for me!! i had a horrible nausea the whole day and finally tried some baking soda in a glass of water. instant relief!
I have used baking soda for over 20 years for nausea and it works every time. if I eat greasy foods or just a stomach virus. I would be lost without it.
It also works great for UTI's. It makes the shaking icky feeling go away.
(West Hurley, NY)
I usually add 1/8 teaspoon to half a glass of water and take small sips you should feel better within 5 minutes or so. Make sure the baking sooda is completely diluted and mixed well before drinking...Hope this helps.
About two years ago I started having indigestion issues.. Eventually this year it progressed to bloating and nausea. I found L'Angostura Bitters was sometimes recommended and started using that -- it works about 75% of the time. When I looked it up I saw that Gentian is the main component for indigestion and that some report miraculous cures. The efficacy has to do with increasing bile secretion.
Bartenders Cure for Nausea: Bitters stops nausea quickly. Bitters is used on most bars to make Manhattans. About 10 drops of bitters in a small glass of 7 up or ginger ale will settle even the worst naseau. Just sip it. You can buy Bitters in a liquor store or grocery store that sells alcohol. The best part about knowing this little trick is that its available when you are out for the evening so no need to suffer or go home. Just ask the bartender for a little bitters and 7-up.
Bitters also stops hiccups on contact. A little straight Bitters in your mouth will stop it dead. If you're out its usually sprinkled on a lime or orange to make it tolerable and you simply suck it off the lime. Hiccups are gone.
I'm not a drinker but my friends are and if I go out for the night they harrass me for not drinking. I simply order Bitters and 7up in a rock glass and it looks like I'm drinking a mixed drink and no one feels a need to talk me into having a drink. It tastes good - kind of like a sweet spiced ice tea.
(EscazÃº, San JosÃ©, Costa Rica)
(San Diego, Us)
Yes Bitters does contain alcohol - about the same as vanilla extract but a few drops does not add up to enough to be concerned about unless of course you are an alcoholic and it might trigger a craving.
Tic Tacs help with nausea amazingly well... But only the white ones. I am guessing it is the mint in them but it works for all my friends too. I carry them around with me everywhere. I often get queasy feeling and they work very fast.
I would feel nausesated about an hour after taking my medication, even taking it with food. I tried chewing (sugar free), wintergreen gum for at least an hour and a half after taking my medication and I have not experienced any nausea since. A friend going through chemotherapy was also experiencing nausea and it is much less severe when chewing the gum too.
Cold, Wet Compress
A cold, wet compress layed across the throat will dramatically reduce or eliminate nausea. It might even keep you from vomiting if you're on the edge.
Eliminating Lactose From Diet
Just wanted to say that this is what worked for me. I used to have intense bouts of nausea, absolutely awful. I could barely move, I just felt so sick. I couldn't leave the house for long, it was just nightmarish. I hope I never go back to feeling that bad, and it just went on and on and on.
Until... I gave up lactose. And then ta-da, no nausea! As you can imagine, I was very happy!
Now, I still have other digestive problems and probably Candidiasis or some other kind of infection down there, but in terms of the intense nausea, it's all gone!
Sometimes I get mild nausea such as after acidic food and stuff, but really, it's very mild. I have also made some other overall dietary changes, but the lactose was the main nausea trigger.
Oh, also, ginger and baking soda are both godsends!
Best of luck :)
Every time I feel nauseous, my mom makes me a “tea” of ginger, lemon, and honey. She slices ginger into a mug, adds honey and lemon, then steeps it. It helps me immediately, literally by the first sip. By the time I'm finished with the mug, I don't notice the nausea anymore! I've tried this remedy time and time again. It's my go-to.
Ginger helps! I was nauseated yesterday and my mother had ginger mints in her car. I sucked on one and within 10 minutes I felt better. However I can't eat them back to back. They are strong. They make me burp as well.