What is Nausea?
Nausea is a symptom of many other types of ailments. It is usually an unpleasant feeling in the stomach that often precedes vomiting (throwing up). There are many different conditions that can lead to nausea and they can be very minor or sometimes much more worrisome. Some common causes of nausea include: motion sickness, food poisoning, ingestion of toxins or overeating/over-drinking, issues with the bowels or stomach emptying, viral illness, and pregnancy. More serious conditions can include things like cancer, heart attack, or brain injury. Nausea can also come from psychological illness, stress, and pain.
What to do about Nausea?
Unless there are other concerning symptoms, nausea can usually be attempted to be treated at home. A doctor and professional medical advice should be sought if there are more concerning symptoms such as high fever, breathing problems, chest pain, decreased alertness, presence of blood, or severe pain. Help should also be obtained if it does not improve or signs of dehydration occur.
Depending on the cause, there are also a few ways to try to prevent nausea altogether. These include eating smaller meals, avoiding overeating or drinking, resting after eating, and eating foods that are easier to digest. There are also a few ways to try and prevent vomiting if already nauseous. This includes drinking small amounts of clear, sweet liquids, resting in an upright seated position, or removing the offending cause such as moving to a new setting if suffering from motion sickness.
Products for Home Treatment of Nausea
There are many over the counter products that can be used to help treat nausea at home. If motion sickness might be the cause of nausea, Geri Care Travel Ease Nausea Relief is a great product that can help bring relief. They are easy to travel with tablets that can provide relief for motion sickness and nausea that might be caused by different travel. Another product that can help with nausea and upset stomach is Emetrol Nausea Relief. This is a non-antihistamine option which comes as an anti nausea liquid and can help for general upset stomach and nausea.
Regardless of which product you decide to use, you should always seek the attention of a medical professional for nausea if there are other symptoms or if the nausea does not improve.
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