IF NAUSEA PERSISTS OR YOU ARE VOMITING MORE THAN WHAT YOU ARE KEEPING DOWN, CONTACT THE OFFICE

Do you have nausea and/or vomiting? These suggestions may be beneficial.

  1. Eat small frequent meals
  2. Try these foods. These work for some, but it is a matter of individual tolerances.
    • carbonated beverages- ginger ale, sprite or 7-up
    • juices-apple, pineapple, nectars
    • fruit ices, popsicles, custard, ice cream, sherbert
    • ensure shake (4 oz. ensure and 2 oz. ice cream)
    • cottage cheese
    • chilled canned fruit or fresh fruit (applesauce, pineapple)
    • molded fruit salad
    • fat free scrambled egg
    • toast
    • soup with crackers- vegetable, tomato, chicken noodle
    • mashed potatoes
    • sour candies
    • drinking lemonade and eating potato chips together
    • ginger products, ginger tea, ginger ale, ginger snaps
  3. Avoid rich, fried, strong smelling and gas forming goods. This is also a matter of individual tolerances. Gas forming foods are: cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, onions and beans.
  4. Crackers or dry toast may curb nausea especially after periods of rest or sleep.
  5. Relax and chew foods slowly.
  6. Rest after meals with head elevated.
  7. Avoid fast foods during nausea.
  8. Try fresh air and loose clothing.
  9. Seabands that are used when going on a cruise ( available at most drug stores) follow directions on the package.
  10. Get plenty of rest. Often just being over-tired will increase nausea.