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Non-Prescription Nausea Relief Ideas

ImageLet me first start off by saying that the suggestions that will follow will not completely get rid of your nausea.  At least, they didn’t for me.  But my nausea is much less being on some of them.  Also, be sure to consult your doctor before you try any home remedies or herbal supplements.  There can be drug interactions and some supplements as well as no guidelines as to how much you (as your own individual case) should take.

Okay, with that disclaimer out of the way lets begin!  Follow in is a list of items that should help relieve/limit your nausea.  Also, don’t expect the diminished nausea to happen instantly.

Non-Prescription Nausea Relief Ideas:

  • Ginger – supplements, candied ginger, ginger ale, ginger cookie/bread, tea
  • Saltine Crackers (breads or crackers of any type)
  • Water (dehydration causes nausea)
  • Mint Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Black licorice candies
  • Altoid peppermint
  • Check to see if you are low in B-6
  • In-scents: ginger, lemon, lavender and peppermint
  • Cool Air / Fan (to bring down your body temp)
  • Cold wash cloth or ice pack on the back of the neck
  • Acupressure – Link:
  • peppermint candy (York or Jr Mints)
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Short small sniffs of a medical alcohol sanitizing pad (right before you feel you will vomit)

I can happily say that I take ginger supplements every day.  If I miss a few days of them, the nausea comes back strong.  I also notice if I get ‘hot’ the nausea starts to approach as well.  After every meal (any meal other than soup or smoothie) I drink mint tea (Mint Medley by Bigelow) and it works wonders!   I even carry bags with me when we go anyplace.  My body does not tolerate any of the prescription medications, so this I am very limited.

Found at a local drug store:

  • Sea sickness band
  • Pressure band (PSI)
  • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
  • meclizine (Bonine)

I tried that last 3 items on this list and they had no effect on me.  My GI Dr told me to give them a try before we went down the prescription route.


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