Here are some of the most common prescription and over the counter medicines that can stop you from throwing up.
Some people think that throwing up is a sign of an underlying medical condition. This is not true. In fact, throwing up is a natural reflex that a healthy body is designed to do.
If you have any of the following medical conditions, you are at risk for throwing up:
- Acid reflux
- An underactive thyroid
- A sore throat
- Any kind of infection
- Certain types of cancer
- Multiple sclerosis
If you have any of these medical conditions, your doctor will recommend that you take medicine to make you throw up less often.
Most people take a combination of medicines to control their throwing up. Some people take medicines that help them throw up. Others take a combination of medicines to control the symptoms of their throwing up.
Here is a list of medicines that can help you throw up less.
- Antacids: antacids are a type of medicine that can help relieve your stomach acid.
- Antihistamines: antihistamines help relieve your allergy symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, and itching.
- Antidiarrheal medicines: These medicines help relieve your diarrhea.
- Antispasmodics: these medicines help relax your muscles.
- Bronchodilators: these medicines help relieve your asthma.
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs): these medicines help prevent stomach acid from coming back up.
- Digestive enzymes: These medicines help your body digest food more easily.
- Prokinetics: these medicines help control stomach movements.
- Antidepressants: these medicines help relieve your depression.
- Anti-diarrheal medicines: These medicines can help you control your diarrhea.
- Hypnotics: These medicines help you relax and fall asleep.
- Laxatives: These medicines help relieve constipation.
- Antiemetics: These medicines help relieve nausea.
- Corticosteroids: these medicines can help relieve your allergic symptoms.
How to throw up less naturally?
If you feel that you need to throw up more often, try these strategies to help you throw up less.
1. Drink water
Drinking water is a natural way to flush your body. Water can help you empty your stomach faster.
2. Take a probiotic
Probiotics are good for your digestive system and can help your gut bacteria balance itself.
3. Eat more fiber
Fiber promotes bowel movements. It also helps improve digestion and reduces bloating.
4. Eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are full of fiber. They also contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help keep you healthy.
5. Eat more high-quality protein
Eating high-quality protein can help you feel full longer and helps your body absorb nutrients. This can help reduce your appetite.
6. Eat more healthy fats
Healthy fats, such as olive oil, can help keep your digestive system moving.
7. Stick to the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet is rich in foods like oily fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables.
8. Stay hydrated
Drinking water is a natural way to flush your body.
Stress can make you throw up. Try some relaxation techniques to help you reduce your stress levels.
10. Try to avoid spicy or acidic foods
Spicy and acidic foods tend to make you throw up. These foods can also upset your stomach and cause you to feel sick.
11. Try to avoid alcohol
Alcohol can make you feel sick and give you a hangover. It also can make you throw up.
12. Try a diet that is high in fiber
The American Institute of Cancer Research recommends that you eat 25 g of fiber a day.
13. Try a diet that is high in healthy fats
The Institute of Medicine recommends that you eat at least 20 percent of your daily calories from healthy fats.
14. Limit sugar
Sugar can upset your digestive system and make you feel sick.
15. Drink tea
Some people drink tea to relieve their symptoms of throwing up.
16. Drink ginger tea
Ginger tea contains gingerols, which are compounds in ginger that have anti-inflammatory properties.
17. Drink black tea
Black tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has anti-inflammatory properties.
18. Try an over-the-counter anti-nausea medicine
Over-the-counter anti-nausea medicines can help relieve your nausea and vomiting.
When to call your doctor about throwing up?
Sometimes, throwing up is just a sign that you should see your doctor.
Even if you think that you throw up less, you should still see your doctor. Here are some other reasons to see your doctor.
- Your throwing up is causing you severe stomach pain.
- You have a fever.
- You have a fever and your stomach is not moving normally.
- You are vomiting blood.
- You have a bloody stool.
- You have abdominal pain.
- You have blood in your vomit.
If you are vomiting blood, you should also see your doctor.
These are some questions you might have about your throwing up:
What can I do to make my throwing up less painful?
If you have any questions about how to make your throwing up less painful, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are pregnant, let your doctor know. They might prescribe medicine to help you throw up less.
What is constipation?
Constipation is when your stool is hard, lumpy, or dry. It can happen when your stool has moved too little. Constipation can also be related to diet and fluid intake.
Constipation is not the same as diarrhea and does not always require treatment. However, you should see your doctor if you have more-than-normal bowel movements.
What are the symptoms of constipation?
Constipation can cause some of the following symptoms:
- Hard stools
- A large amount of gas
- A large amount of mucus
- A bowel movement that is not moving (diarrhea)
- A bowel movement that is not the same color as your stool (bloody stool)
- A bowel movement that is not soft or fluid (yolk-colored stool)
If you feel that your stool is hard or loose, you may need to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. You should also drink more water.
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is when you have diarrhea or loose, watery bowel movements. It can be triggered by a virus or bacteria.
Symptoms can include the following:
- Stomach cramps
- A burning sensation in your stomach
- A fever
- A loss of appetite
If you have diarrhea, you should see your doctor.
What is a watery stool?
A watery stool is when your stool is clear or doesn’t have much liquid in it.
What is the outlook?
You may not be able to control your throwing up. However, there are some things you can do to help relieve your symptoms.
Talk to your doctor if you are having any of the following symptoms:
- Excessive abdominal pain
- Vomiting blood
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