How do you settle your stomach after vomiting?


Nausea and vomiting are not considered a disease, it means that there is some kind of underlying causes that make your stomach to become ill and begin to act abnormally.  

Nausea and vomiting can be one of most bothering and discomfort feelings that one can experience throughout his or her life and it is obvious to seek remedies to get ride of that.


Some of most common causes of vomiting

How do you settle your stomach after vomiting

When to seek medical consultation



Some of most common causes of vomiting

The correct answer to question “ how do you settle your stomach after vomiting “ will be made only after finding out the exact underlying cause. Some of most common causes are:

  • Infectious:

Infectious agents such as viruses can cause nausea and vomiting, called viral gastritis or stomach flu.

  • Food poisoning:

Toxins in some rotten foods may cause a set of symptoms, including nausea and vomiting.

  •  Motion sickness:

This condition is cased when you experience rapid and sudden movement, like what happens during traveling with boat or driving in bumpy road.

  • Overeating:

By expanding more than what can take, stomach will begin to become decompensated.

Many factors and causes can slowdown the normal movements of your bowel. This is called ileus and if become severe enough will cause nausea and vomiting.

diphenoxylate are among the most common medication used to treat diarrhea and if used arbitrarily may cause ileus.

Any type of headaches especially migraine can cause upset in the stomach and therefore nausea and vomiting.

  • Medications (especially hormonal drugs)
  • Some types of chemotherapy drugs:

If the cause of nausea and vomiting is chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions, special medications are usually prescribed by your doctor to control and relieve the discomfort caused by nausea and vomiting.

Brain tumors or any other type of injuries will cause vomiting.

Severe and prolonged cough

Psychological and emotional stress


How do you settle your stomach after vomiting

As mentioned above, to make the stomach settle properly after vomiting, the underlying cause should be clarified sufficiently and if it is possible stop or treat appropriately.

The following are the general recommendation to settle your stomach after vomiting whenever the causes are unknown:

  • First of all the best way to rest your digestive system is to stop taking any kind of food or liquid. It will help your stomach and bowel to heal.
  • Consumption of pureed and light foods
  • Avoid fatty, fried and spicy foods
  • Increase the number of meals per day so that each meal includes a small amount of soft and light snacks.
  • Avoid overeating
  • Avoid consuming hot and cold foods at the same time
  • Eat while sitting and in stress-free situations
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity after eating
  • Spend more time for eating
  • Avoid consuming large volumes of liquids at once
  • If you have vomiting, it is best to avoid solid foods immediately after vomiting.
  • Try to eat healthy fluids, simple dilute soups to hydrate your body.
  • Metoclopramide or plasil are among the most common medications that are used to control vomiting. Avoid using arbitrarily.


When to seek medical consultation

Is you experience any of the following, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call for medical consultation and avoid wasting time:


  • Have underlying serious diseases like brain tumor or any type of cancers.
  • Taking new medication or taking chemotherapy drugs.
  • Just experience radiotherapy
  • See blood when your vomit
  • Having fever, stiffness in your neck and headache, may be signs for disease called meningitis and needs emergent medical consultation
  • If the condition getting worse in the following couple of hours then it may be serious problem.









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