Tips for Dealing with Nausea and Vomiting

Tips for Dealing with Nausea and Vomiting

By Deirdre Burke

It can be difficult to eat if you are feeling nauseous; the following tips can make it easier:

  • Eat little and often rather than large meals.

  • Try dry crackers, toast and biscuits.

  • High fat foods such as cheese, cream and fried foods may make you feel worse.

  • Ginger and peppermint may help relieve nausea such as ginger biscuits, ginger ale, ginger cake and peppermint tea or water.

  • The smell of cooked food can make the nausea worse, cold bland foods may be better tolerated (e.g. sandwiches, crackers and cheese, yoghurts, cold meats).

  • Avoid lying down for an hour after eating.

  • Try getting some exercise, particularly outdoors.

  • Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated. Aim for 6-8 glasses per day (can include juices, fizzy drinks and/or tea). If your nausea has settled you should include nourishing milky drinks.