Do you have the sore tummy blues? If you’re nauseous due to morning sickness (pregnancy), please don’t ingest any home remedy until your doctor okays it (though I personally found nibbling on saltines or animal crackers beneficial during my pregnancy…a few sips of pickle juice worked nicely too).
An ingredient may seem harmless enough but could actually contain too much sugar or salt that your doctor wants you to cut back on. Try a cold towel around the neck instead (unless you’re sure an ingredient is fine).
The cause of nausea is usually nothing serious, maybe it’s a little bug we picked up, a bad headache…or something as simple as not enough sleep.
Whatever the culprit, if you feel queasy and are looking to quell the nausea, go through the list below and see what appeals most to you (sometimes you just have to go with whatever is on hand). There are a dozen suggestions here, something should do the trick.
Important: If you’re in physical pain and vomiting with great force, or know of a recent head injury (even the seemingly silly bad bumps), seek professional medical care as soon as possible.
Not added to the list since it’s so simple: A cool glass of water can work wonders, drinking this may fix you right up. If so, you’re welcome! and there’s no need now to read the following treatments :).
Home Remedies To Nurse Sore Tummies
- Ginger: Cookies (snaps), candied, or 1/2 tsp powder mixed with water. This is especially helpful for motion sickness and stomach cramps and even beneficial when fighting an ailment more serious like the flu.
- Teas: Peppermint, Chamomile, Lemon, Raspberry, Cinnamon. Can also sample a brew made with fresh ginger and lemon juice or steep a few cloves. These are all soothing to the stomach and the warm brew is especially comforting if fighting the flu or cold.
- Tummy Munchies: Saltines, Digestive biscuits, Animal crackers, Melba toast, Graham squares, Cheerios (without the milk). If it’s morning sickness you are dealing with, I found nibbling on a cracker as soon as I got up in the morning, whether I felt nauseous or not, was very helpful.
- Sodas: Flat 7-Up, Coca-Cola, Canada Dry or Cola Syrup. To make a soda flat, pour some back and forth into two cups until all the bubbles are gone. Another way is to open the bottle and leave it out for several hours. You can also try adding a bit of water to speed things up.
- Sucking on hard candy works (like peppermints, lifesavers, sour candy).
- 1 TBS apple cider vinegar plus 1 TBS honey mixed in 1 cup of water. Can be hot or chilled drink, whichever you prefer.
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda in glass of warm water (*a no-no if you’re pregnant).
- Sip dill pickle juice.
- Fresh lime or lemon squeezed in a cup of water, sprinkle a little salt on top.
- 1 tsp cumin seeds mixed with milk, or a glob of yogurt, or eat the seeds plain.
- Suck on popsicles, ice chips, ice cubes.
- Suck on a wedge of lemon or lime.
Important: Consult a doctor if the reason for feeling ill is unknown and the condition persists for more than a couple days.
Update: Tips that have been shared in the Comments section below (thank you everyone!)…
- A cold, damp towel wrapped around the neck (this is what hospitals do). (Robert)
- Tea made with Tumeric and cinnamon sticks. (Kelly)
- Pink pickled ginger (just like you get with sushi). (Rivahcat).
- Nibble on a slice of dry toast while sipping black tea. (Kevin)
- Pretzels (and ditto with the dry toast). (Janie)
- Black licorice candies help a lot. (Jen)