I've been suffering from nausea and vomitting all day from a hangover and was desperate for help. I tried the alcohol swabs and while it didn't entirelly cure my nausea, it helped immensely. Thank you.
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.
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.
I have been sick for the past few days with a stomach bug and sinus infection. I have been using steam to loosen the sinus' up and it has worked well along with the antibiotics; then the stomach bug sat in and I started vomiting non stop with nausea so bad I couldn't stand up or move to fast w/o vomiting.
I tried all the remedies on here for nausea (ACV, cold washcloths, baking soda) I even tried Pepto, and they all caused to to puke more. After having nothing to eat or drink (held down anyway) for over 4hrs, I went into the kitchen and got out cold organic applesauce, and started eating small spoonfuls and within 30 mins, my nausea stopped; and I haven't puked since. I ate about a tsp every 5 mins or so for 30 mins.
I dunno if it is just the antibiotics finally starting to work, or if the applesauce REALLY did work, but either way; I thought I would pass this on, since I remember my Mom making me eat it when I was sick and it made me feel better; and thought it would be good for kiddos, and people that the other things didn't work for.
Thanks again for the great ideas and remedies Earth Clinic!
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!
Ginger cures nausea. Fresh ginger, peeled then chopped or grated, any amount; then boiled or boiled water poured over it in a cup. Also, most health food stores and some food stores sell bagged ginger tea to make a cup. You can add sweetener if you please. Also ginger ale, crystallized ginger and sometimes even ginger cookies.
I get nauseous a lot, and I swear by crystallized ginger after eating, especially if I feel bloated or ate too much. In Ayurvedic medicine, 500 year old East Indian medicine, they believe that ginger fires up the internal digestive fire.
Ginger is very good for cancer patients and AIDs patients, cause they get nausea a lot. I've suggested it to many friend and they say it worked for them
Other cures I've used for nausea (they do not have to be used together) are:
a warm hot water bottle, wrapped on my abdomen.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you do indeed have h.pylori, read everything you can find about treating it with antibiotics before actually taking it. I have h.pylori and refused to take antibiotics.
ACV-only Bragg brand works for me, other brands I tried gave me a stomach pain.
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.
A hot bath helps too. It reduces nausea and cramps.
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.
Yes, rubbing alcohol for nausea works.
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.
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"!
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.
I keep ginger candy on hand because it cures my occasional indigestion. But yesterday I had terrible nausea, likely from something I ate. All I could do was lay there with my eyes closed. I didn't believe that ginger could help but my husband convinced me to take a piece of ginger candy. Within 5 minutes I felt 90% better, the nausea was totally gone and I just had a little bit of yucky feeling for the rest of the day.
Alcohol Swabs for Nausea - Nay.
I have nausea due to pregnancy. I soaked a cotton ball in alcohol and sniffed it a few times. I didn't notice much difference, if any. This is my 4th pregnancy, and I never vomit. I just have a sick feeling all day long. I was taking turmeric pills 2-3 times per day at first. They helped for a few days, but then I started getting reflux so bad that I would spit them up about 10 minutes later. When they would stay down, I would notice I had an offensive body odor the next day. I am waiting for acupressure bands to arrive in the mail. I hope those help. Otherwise, I will just have to deal with the nausea for 6 more weeks.
Dee, have you tried a bit of ginger as in ginger candy?
Sea Sickness Remedies
Go to your pharmacy and get a Seaband. These go on your wrists and work by accupressure.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This website has helped me on a lot of issues. I decided to give ACV a try. I could have written the post about belching and nausea from breakfast, to dinner, and to bed. This time papaya tablets would not work. Neither did rubbing alcohol, but the vinegar, YES. I am back to being a happy camper.
Sea Sickness Remedies
Debbie, my small craft flight in had me filling the sick-bag to the brim. A week prior to my flight out, I acclimated myself with about ten minutes swinging on the children's rig daily. All went well as I first fell asleep for a good while, then I was awaken by my mates for a view of Mt McKinley and without any sickness on a Cessna 210 was very fine.
Sea Sickness Remedies
Hi Debbie, Ginger tablets are brilliant but the secret is to take them 30 mins before boarding. I see no reason why you could not take fresh or powdered ginger. Some comercial opperators on boats offer ginger tablets on boarding. These help some but for most people it works best if taken 30 mins before you board. You can top up with them onboard. I forget the recommended intervals but you do need to take them more than just the initial dose.
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.