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Stop Nausea Fast- 5 Great Tips

Updated on November 18, 2017

Learn How to Stop Nausea Fast


When To Seek Medical Attention for Nausea

There are many things that can cause nausea. Eating bad food, a stomach flu, morning sickness, motion sickness, and migraines are all things that may be causing you to be nauseated. The ever popular hangover is another big cause as well. However, there are some serious medical conditions that can cause you to be nauseated. If your nausea persists and you are unable to keep to keep any fluids down for 24 hours, you develop a high fever, or you see blood in your emesis (emesis is the medical term used to describe vomit) please seek medical attention. Blood may appear as bright red, dark red or brown, or look like coffee grinds. If you're unsure as to whether or not you should visit your doctor or the local emergency room, go ahead and go. It's always better safe than sorry.

Cinnamon Sticks

Stop nausea with Cinnamon!
Stop nausea with Cinnamon! | Source

1. Cinnamon Stops Nausea

I put this remedy first because found it has worked the best for me. Cinnamon is a natural remedy or cure for nausea. I found it worked great for stopping my nausea associated with morning sickness. You can try adding a little cinnamon to your tea or try sucking on a piece of cinnamon candy.

My personal favorite was just keeping a pack of Big Red gum with me all the time. Anytime I felt nauseated I just popped a stick of that in my mouth an within a few minutes I was feeling much better!

Peppermint Candy

Eating a peppermint candy is a great way to settle your stomach when your nauseated!
Eating a peppermint candy is a great way to settle your stomach when your nauseated! | Source

2. Peppermint Works to Stop Nausea Too!

Peppermint is much like cinnamon and does work very well too. Drinking a little peppermint herbal tea is one trick. You can also get the peppermint candy or gum which is my personal preference and seems to work better for me to stop nausea quickly. You can try simply chewing on a few sprigs of peppermint as well, a little healthier alternative than the candy.

Remember, if you do opt to use the candy or gum to stop your nausea, sugar free is the best if you use it very much at all. Chewing very sweet sugary gum and candy can be really bad on your teeth, not to mention those calories do add up eventually. Also, candy can cause quick rises and falls in your blood sugar making you feel even worse. So, just try to stick with the sugar free kind or limit your intake to just a few pieces a day!

3. Benadryl

That's right, Benadryl will help cure your nausea too! I'm constantly amazed at the uses for this medication. Benadryl works very well, I usually just take one 25 mg capsule or tablet and lay down for awhile. It stops my nausea, and when I get up I'm usually 100% better. It does make you sleepy so plan on staying at home, no driving. Also, you may be too nauseated to take it, so it may not be a viable option, in which case you'll want to try a different remedy. Remember always follow the directions on the bottle of the medication you are taking and never take a new medication without consulting your doctor.

Ginger to Stop Nausea!

Stop Nausea Fast with Ginger Ale
Stop Nausea Fast with Ginger Ale | Source

4. Ginger- Yet Another Natural Remedy for Nausea

Ginger is touted as one of the best cures for nausea out there. I'll admit, I haven't tried it. It's just never been handy when I've been nauseated. You can drink it in tea form or chew on a few fresh sprigs. You can even try taking small sips of Ginger Ale to stop your nausea. I believe there is even some gums that are ginger flavored, though I'm not a big fan of it. It's definitely worth a try especially if you have someone to run to the store if you don't have any readily available. Many many people swear by this cure!

5. Ice Cold Cloth

This remedy has worked for me several times, and not just to stop nausea. Anytime my stomach is hurting, whether it's nausea, indigestion, cramping, or just doesn't feel right, I take a washcloth dipped in ice water and lay it across my bare stomach. Whether it actually works to cure the nausea (or whatever the problem may be) or just shocks you into forgetting what ails you, I'm not sure. Either way, it does work. I usually leave it on for as long as I can stand it, but no longer than 10 minutes. Just take a glass and fill it with ice water, dunk your cloth in there, then apply to your stomach. Give it a try to stop your nausea next time, it's quick, easy, and free!

Bonus - Rubbing Alcohol Stops Nausea Fast

I recently learned of this method, and it works really well for some and not at all for others. It is worth giving a try if you're really nauseated though. Try taking a cotton ball and pouring some rubbing alcohol on it. Wave it under your nose and sniff it few times. Surgeons have begun using this method with their patients following surgery, only with alcohol wipes. They say it helps stop the post-surgical nausea fast. Seal your cotton ball in a Ziploc bag and pull it out to take a few whiffs whenever the nausea returns.


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    • Vampsdes profile imageAUTHOR

      Jenny Stub 

      5 years ago from Missouri, US

      You're very welcome, I use it too! I'm so glad it's helped at least one another person.

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      5 years ago

      I love this! Thank you so much for posting this! Without it, I'd still be hunched over the toilet, miserable. I use this every time I'm nauseous. Again, Thank you!

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      6 years ago from Midwest

      In the last year or so I have been hit with waves of nausea. I never really had it before, except when I was pregnant. I am going to have to try your suggestions next time it hits. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      I love natural remedies too. And they are more ofteb than not better than over the counter drugs.

    • Vampsdes profile imageAUTHOR

      Jenny Stub 

      6 years ago from Missouri, US

      Thank you for stopping by! Yes I've learned a lot natural remedies from other nurses, doctors, and just doing research. I've tried many myself and surprisingly A LOT of them are just as effective or more so than medication itself!

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      6 years ago from Elgin, TX

      I love all the natural remedies you provide. I'll be sure to use them in tea form when I'm feeling nauseous. Thanks.


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