What are your favorite home remedies for calming an upset stomach? When it comes to queasiness or nausea you don’t necessarily need an entire arsenal of tricks. You just need a few ideas.
It also helps to know why your stomach is upset. Some causes have their own cure. Nervous stomachs and ill stomachs need different solutions. Here are a few tips that may help soothe a stomachache.
Home remedies for calming an upset stomach. Tip #1
Before a speaking engagement I always become nervous or anxious. This helps my stomach become upset. One of the best home remedies I know for calming an upset stomach is deep breathing and cool air. Take slow deep breaths. Go outside in cool weather for a minute or stand by a fan. In a few minutes you will begin to feel better and your stomach will settle.
Home remedies for calming an upset stomach. Tip #2
Commonly called “morning sickness” pregnancy is a common culprit for causing an upset stomach. According to the American Pregnancy Association if your sickness is mild you can calm your stomach by eating crackers before you get up for the day. Eating small meals and drinking liquid before or after a meal may help.
These tips won’t work if you have a pregnancy condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The Mayo Clinic recommends calling your doctor if you have lost more than 2 pounds, vomit blood (may appear as coffee grounds), if you vomit more than 4 times in a day or if you haven’t been able to keep liquids down for more than one day.
Home remedies for calming an upset stomach. Tip #3
TumsKids suggests that flat ginger ale may help with a stomachache. According to TumsKids ginger has long been known to help cure stomachaches. Ginger snaps and ginger candy may also help.
Home remedies for calming an upset stomach. Tip #4
Sucking on hard candy can help. Sugar can be a soothing ingredient. It is thought that the sugar in the candy helps cure a tummy ache.
Home remedies for calming an upset stomach. Tip #5
Indigestion is caused when stomach acid flows backwards into the esophagus. It is thought that the upright position combined with the walking motion will help stomach acid drain back into the stomach thus helping it feel better.
Home remedies for calming an upset stomach. Tip #6
A cold cloth can help. Wrap several ice cubes in a towel and place on your head or neck. A package of frozen veggies wrapped in a bath towel can be used if you don’t have ice. This may soothe a tummy ache in just a few minutes.
It can take some trial and error to find out what works best for you. Anytime you nausea that isn’t helped by home remedies or if you have severe pain it is time to see your physician.
This is general information isn’t provided by a doctor. Always consult your physical for medical advice.