Vomiting – the causes, remedies & affect

Vomiting is a forceful expulsion of the stomach contents due to the contraction of stomach muscles. Vomiting is also known as emesis. Sometimes you may attempt to vomit but may not expel anything from your mouth. This is known as retching. Vomiting may or may not be accompanied by nausea.

Vomiting Symptoms – Some of the symptoms of vomiting are as follows:- Increased saliva, Dizziness, Light headiness, Difficulty in swallowing food or liquid, Changes in skin temperature, Increase in heart beat rate.


Vomiting Causes:- 

Some of the causes of vomiting are as follows Overeating, Drinking excessive alcohol, Pregnancy, Migraine, Infections, Flu, Stomach upset, Stomach virus, Food poisoning, Poisoning, Accidental poisoning, Acute gastritis, Reflex, Intestinal obstructions, Chronic digestive conditions, Peptic ulcers, Stomach cancer, Intestinal obstruction, Kidney failure, Cholera.

Home Remedies for Vomiting

Some of the effective home remedies for vomiting are as follows. Have a cup of ginger tea, Eat a mixture of honey and powder of 2 roasted cardamoms, Have a glass of chilled lime juice, Have a mixture of 1 tsp mint juice, 1 tsp lime juice, 1/2 tsp ginger juice and 1 tsp honey. Slowly sip a glass of honey water, Have one tsp onion juice in regular interval. Relax for some time.


Diet for the first twelve hours, For the first twelve hours after vomiting do not take any solid food. Limit yourself only to liquids like apple juice or other juices, water and so on. Avoid citrus juices and dairy products for the first 24 hours. Diet for the next twelve hours. During the next twelve hours gradually start eating banana, peeled apple, boiled potatoes, boiled rice and soup without cream.

Diet after 24 hours. After 24 hours you can have cottage cheese, non-fat milk, broiled chicken, lean meat and so on.

Other Suggestions for Vomiting Once vomiting stops, do not rush to normal diet immediately. If vomiting continues then it is advisable to seek professional help as soon as possible.


Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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