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What are the Different Nausea Treatments?

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Nausea is not always best treated with a simple pill, especially among those who do not like taking medication when it is not necessary. In such cases, nausea is best treated using home remedies, including tea, ginger, and rest. Avoidance of certain habits is also helpful, such as smoking or overeating. Finally, there are some medications that can be prescribed or purchased over the counter that help relieve nausea and the often dreaded consequence of vomiting.

In many cases, the best nausea treatments are available without visiting a doctor or pharmacy. For example, drinking ginger ale, noncarbonated cola syrup, or apple cider vinegar can help relieve nausea, and can all usually be found at the grocery store or health food shops. Herbal teas are also often helpful as nausea treatments, such as chamomile, peppermint, or even just regular hot tea with some ginger added to it. A mixture of wheatgerm and milk may help, as can a combination of apple cider vinegar, honey, and cold water consumed nightly before bed. Finally, gingerroot capsules, ground cumin seeds, and vitamin B6 can all act as good nausea treatments.

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Some people hesitate to put medications, vitamins, or herbs in their body, or simply cannot tolerate most teas or herbal concoctions. Fortunately, just avoiding certain unhealthy habits can help relieve nausea. For instance, smoking, drinking alcohol, caffeine, and overeating should all be avoided when battling unexplained nausea. These habits can be replaced with better ones that are considered healthy for those who are ill, such as regularly sipping water, lying down, and vomiting, if that is what the body seems to need to feel better. Many people also find that eating certain foods can help with nausea relief, such as bananas, applesauce, toast, and rice, as these products can usually be digested even by sick patients.

There are some types of medication that are appropriate for use as nausea treatments. Antihistamines may be used to control nausea and vomiting, and include medications like dimenhydrinate, which is mostly used by patients suffering from motion sickness. Meclizine, bismuth subsalicylate, and cola syrup are also medications that can be purchased without a prescription at most drugstores. Wristbands that continually release anti-nausea medication into the body can also be used, and are especially popular among those who have motion, sea, or morning sickness. Of course, some patients prefer prescription medications in order to get their nausea under control, and these nausea treatments usually include prescription-strength antihistamines and tranquilizers.

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