For nausea, mild or severe, there are a lot of home remedies to keep you moving and working through the day. No one likes the feeling of Nausea and any treatment is welcome. Instead of steps I'm going to list various forms of treatment for each step, and you can try one, or all of them to help.
Find the source of your nausea. Try to find a pattern. Perhaps you experience nausea after something that you ate.
Nausea can be a side effect of certain food allergy.
Lactose intolerance. If you're one of those who can't digest dairy product, you're lactose intolerant. It's not the end of world; there are medications that if taken before meal, will help you digest lactose.
Motion sickness can be prevented by over the counter medications. Dramamine works great, and it's about $5.00 at drug store.
If excessive alcohol is the cause of your nausea, Alka-Seltzer in the morning works great. Also drink lots of water to regain fluids.
Some medications can cause nausea. Talk to your doctor.
Drink a Maalox cocktail "Put a few drops of spirit of peppermint into Maalox and mix it with one quart of distilled water," says Christa Farnon, M.D., associate director of Occupational Medical Services for SmithKline Beecham, a pharmaceuticals company in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Take a few sips of this to soothe your upset stomach and use the rest later, as needed
Eat crackers. "In general, when people are slightly nauseated, if they can make themselves eat some very plain food they will feel better," says Robert M. Stern, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Pennsylvania State University in University Park and a researcher on motion sickness and nausea for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "I recommend low-fat foods, such as crackers." Don't overdo it, though. A few crackers will ease your nausea, but too much of any food may make you feel even worse.
Exercise your mind. "Sometimes keeping busy can help people," suggests Dr. Stern. "Before they know it, the nausea passes." Play a mental game, read a book or strike up a conversation with someone to keep the nausea out of your mind
Rest your body. Astronauts on the first space flights had few complaints about motion-induced nausea. The reason may have been that they were forced to remain still, because the area inside the capsule was so confined. Try not to move around too much, even when your stomach is doing somersaults, recommends Dr. Stern. Most important of all: Try to keep your head still
Say "I'll pass" on the milk. "Milk and milk products are much more difficult to digest than other foods," says Dr. Farnon. "They contain proteins and fats and create mucus. This means that they are harsher on the stomach." She advises clear liquids such as tea or juices served at room temperature, never cold, when you are trying to recover from nausea
Seek relief in nonprescription drugs. Some over-the-counter medications such as Pepto-Bismol, Maalox and Mylanta are known to help calm nauseated stomachs. It depends on the cause of nausea, doctors agree, but an irritated stomach may feel better after a couple of spoonfuls
Don't forget Dramamine. "Some nauseated people might be helped by the anti-motion sickness drugs such as Dramamine," says Dr. Stern. Although he acknowledges that little is known about how Dramamine works to ease nausea, he suggests that you give it a try and keep this over-the-counter medication on hand if it works.
Drink flat soda. "Just open up a carbonated soft drink and let it go flat," says Dr. Grant. He recommends ginger ale, but other soft drinks work just as well. Dr. Farnon suggests the flat syrup of Coca-Cola, available in most drugstores, sipped over cracked ice when your tummy becomes queasy. Carbonated drinks, on the other hand, contain agitating acids.
Take ginger. Drink Ginger Ale, take ginger capsules, or suck on ginger candy. Works great for nausea or motion sickness.
Drink water with baking soda. Mix about half a spoonful of baking soda in a cup of water and drink it. It tastes awful, but gives very fast relief.
Drink one or two lukewarm cups of peppermint tea. It's inexpensive and it can be a very effective treatment for nausea and other types of stomach discomfort.
Willpower Counts. You can easily give yourself nausea if you think you have it. If you use willpower, it can help in almost any situation, and it can also worsen if not used right.
From extensive personal experience with moderate to severe nausea over the past couple of years, I have found two OTC medicines that work wonders. One is Emetrol, and the other is called Nauzene. Both can be found in drug stores or your local Wal-Mart or grocery store pharmacy aisle.
When to See the Doctor
Repeated or prolonged nausea can be a symptom of a wide range of conditions, from flu and food poisoning to intestinal disorder and tumors.
"If you're nauseated and there's not an obvious reason, you should see a doctor," says Robert M. Stern, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Pennsylvania State University in University Park and a researcher on motion sickness and nausea for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. And even if you do know the reason for it--such as car sickness or seasickness--you should see a doctor if the nausea doesn't go away after a day or two.
You should also see a doctor if your nausea is accompanied by fever, especially if you are elderly, according to Dr. Stern