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Remedies for an Upset Stomach

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Upset stomachs are common, but there are easy remedies that can work to soothe the discomfort. This is a guide about remedies for an upset stomach.
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By 9 found this helpful
March 4, 2013

Nothing is simpler than fixing an upset stomach or stop vomiting.
Try this old family remedy and you can be sure it's going to be the best remedy for stomach flu, hangover, or anything else that turn your stomach. You will want to share this simple and cheap trick with everyone.

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Prepare the recipe of the black pepper in one glass and get another glass of plain water to rinse your mouth after ingesting the recipe.
Take some black pepper, about 1/2 a teaspoon (yes really) and add it to a glass of water. Drink it fast, and all. Then rinse your mouth right away after ingesting the 1st glass, so no pepper stays in your mouth.

You think its going to hurt your stomach? No, instead it settles it for good. You think its going to be too strong and make you gag more? No, it's not. Black pepper has no taste in water. It won't even upset your stomach. What it will do is shock your stomach and stop the vomiting immediately. Trying this trick will be the cheapest and most efficient way to stop you from being sick again.

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February 5, 2010

If you do not mind chewing gum, chew it when your stomach is a bit queasy or upset. I recommend a mint type of gum, not the fruity type. I have been doing this for many years and it has always helped me.

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My daughter in law would chew gum when she felt a bit unwell while pregnant and it helped her.

I recently read that doctors recommend this to patients who had any type of digestive surgery.

As with everything, what works for one may not work for others. It is worth a try, especially when your stomach is a bit upset.

I recommend Stride gum. It has a good flavor and lasts a long time. It is also good for blowing bubbles. My young grandchildren are amazed and stare when I blow bubbles. I make it a point to chew gum when I see them.

By mkymlp from NE PA

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By 4 found this helpful
February 29, 2012

This may sound strange, but many people have found taking a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water will help settle your stomach. A pinch of baking soda in with it will also lessen the tartness. You could even add a touch of honey to sweeten. But, the apple cider vinegar is the key. Organic apple cider with the "mother" is the best type. However, ordinary garden variety grocery store types will work.

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Source: www.earthclinic.com

By Jean from Louisville, KY

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By 1 found this helpful
February 12, 2012

When suffering from an upset stomach and you have to have something to drink, sip through a straw. Doing this will cut down on the air that gets to the stomach. I have noticed less vomiting when sipping instead of drinking.

Source: My family doc

By Janette from Parkersburg, WV

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February 10, 2009

A very good idea for an upset stomach. Boil a 1/2 cup of rice with 2 cups water until done. Drain off liquid, let it cool and drink it.

By Kathleen from Dothan, AL

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By 0 found this helpful
February 28, 2012

I have 2 tips for an upset stomach:

  1. A few drops of Angostura bitters in a glass of club soda. Adjust the bitters to taste and degree of upset stomach. It usually makes you burp after you drink it.
  2. Get some empty gel caps (like for vitamins) and fill with ground cloves. Take with food or drink.
  3. Source: 1: Bartender friend, 2: Old wives' tales

    By Diane from Rio Rancho, NM

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April 8, 2007

I am looking for remedies for nausea. I am not pregnant. For about three months I have been queasy, and my mouth feels hot. What would you do? The Phenergan the doctor prescribed works for nausea, but my mouth gets so dry I couldn't summon up saliva to save my life!

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Coreen from Rupert, ID

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April 8, 20070 found this helpful

Try a diff. dr because something is amiss if you are still sick and not pregnant. Sometimes the cure is worse than the sickness! I can't stand it myself but ginger?

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Hi,
Here is a good link from Harvard Medical School about nausea and it's possible causes:

http://www.inte  /9339/10422.html

For something that has lasted this long, I'd be concerned and have your doctor take some tests. They are treating symptoms not what is causing it hoping you will get better.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Chew mint gum. I get nausea in the car, and gum does the trick: and produces saliva. You also might be dehydrated: I get sick if I have had too much soda and not enough water! feel better!

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Some one suggested ginger... Thats what I used. I tried and tried to find ginger candy... One Dr. gave my daughter in law a piece of ginger candy and it worked for her..... I my self, use candied ginger. Its expensive, at the store,,, and I found mine at Amish store.. I used it for a couple of weeks and my stomach got well. Just eat a little at a time. My sister was told to sip coke that has set out and lost its fizz. I drank coke and it really helped too. I haven't been sick for a year. I was willing to try any thing... hope this works for you.... kddid

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

I use over-the-counter Emetrol liquid for non-specific nausea and, so far, it has done a good job. It doesn't taste bad, either, as it's flavored.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Or try the original flat Coke -- cola syrup from the pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist if you can't find it, sometimes they have it behind the counter. It costs $3-4 for a 6 oz bottle. You only sip a little at a time, over ice, and it's very soothing.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Hi. I had the same problem. I did some reading and found B-complex ( a mix of B vitamins). Lacking certain B vitamins causes nausea. Here is an explanation for you, and instead of buying each individual vitamin, buy a b-complex 50. What your body doesn't use will come out in your urine. It will be a bright yellow color. Increase your water and take one a day. If you are taking a multi-vitamin you may also take this at a different time of day. No problem. I would love to know if you do this and if it makes you feel better! I am so happy I did this!
Explaination below.
http://www.home  mad/vitamins.htm

Debbie
please email me and let me know if this works for you, if you have time to. : )
coutant5 AT bellsouth.net

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Ginger Ale is a very good anti nausea thing. because therei s natural ginger in ginger ale(even the cheap stuff) Peppermint (as in peppermint candy) is also very good for nausea

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

I'VE HAD THAT PROBLEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS, BUT MY HAS BEEN DIAGNOSIS WITH VERTIGO. SOME DAYS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS, DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER. I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH THE GENERIC MOTION SICKNESS TABLETS FROM WAL-MART. IT'S THE SAME FORMULA AS DRAMAMINE, BUT MUCH CHEAPER. I'VE USED IT FOR A LONG TIME WITH GREAT RESULTS. PRENERGAN IS USED ONLY IN EXTREME CASES. IF YOU TRY IT, START OUT WITH I/2, A WHOLE, AND CHECK OUT WHAT BESTS WORK FOR YOU. SOME DAYS YOU WILL NEED MORE, SOME AS LITTLE AS A 1/4 OF TABLET.
IT REALLY IS A LIFE SAVER IN MY HOUSE.

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April 9, 20070 found this helpful

Ginger tea! Buy some fresh ginger and cut a few pieces, add the pieces of ginger to a pot of boiling water and simmer for a few minutes. Add sugar, if you like and sip slowly. You can also add the dried ground ginger powder to a cup of hot water. I prefer the fresh ginger. Be forewarned.......fresh ginger has a bite to it. It has a peppery lemon flavor.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 9, 20070 found this helpful

get some candied ginger. chew a bit at a time.helps my nausea also good for a sore throat. I hope this will help you.

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April 10, 20070 found this helpful

My mum always use to say a cup of hot water with a spoonful of sugar in it works for nausea, I have tried this over the years and it does seem to help.

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April 10, 20070 found this helpful

Go to Google and type in Queasy Pops, they are a sucker in different flavors made specifically for nausea. I order them for patients I work with that take chemo or radiation but they are used by pregnant women and any others with nausea.

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April 10, 20070 found this helpful

Ginger or peppermint work for me. I buy a few ounces of real ginger in the produce dept. at the grocery store, slice it finely and let it steep in boiled water for a couple of minutes. Add sugar and it's pretty good. Ginger cookies help - Aldi's carries a German brand of spice cookies that's good. Hard peppermint candy also works and it's more portable than tea.

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April 11, 20070 found this helpful

I read that lemon in water helps with morning sickness. When I had a regular upset stomach at work, all I had were some candy lemon drops and they helped a lot.

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April 15, 20070 found this helpful

When I was having chemo I used the anti nausea device that you use for motion sickness. I have seen them at CVS. I would wear them 24/7 for 4 to 5 days after the chemo. They have elastic and you put them on your wrist over a acupuncture point. Hope this works for you.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 10, 20070 found this helpful

Cola Syrup in many drugstores always works for us and it's fairly cheap. We take a large tablespoonful every time we feel nauseated. I keep it on hand and cold in the fridge. With the economy acting strange and foods getting old sitting on the shelves longer folks not buying so much as before, AND the U.S. allowing third world countries to import/trade foods but without our inspection standards, we are all likely to have nausea more often! I get mine from Walgreens for about $3.59 for a 4-6 oz bottle. I don't believe CVS (govt. owned) stocks it. God bless and help you. You may need to drink more water. If the water is bad in your area, buy bottled water. You may also have an irritable colon OR stomach allergies to foods such as Corn and corn by-products
that can cause nausea when mixed with pepper of any color. Coffee in any form can cause nausea and anything acidic will only aggrevate it, in my experience. When this happens, I begin to eat mild
varieties of baby food for about two months, so that it can heal. I warm it and pour it over bread. It truly helps me to get well and stay healthy until I can eat regular food/determine what is making me sick that I'm eating OR DRINKING. Read ingredient labeling.
Watch out for Dextrose/Dextrin/Corn Sweeteners/Modified Food Starch/Ascorbic Acid, etc.
Trial and error will teach you what it is because it's usually what you have eaten recently and may be in several things you've eaten, or eat regularly. Watch for it in chips, cookies, candy, jello, some soups.
God bless and give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding. : )

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 1, 20070 found this helpful

I have discovered that at health food stores, they sell a ginger ale/ beer that work great. However you need to get rid of the carbonation by stirring it till flat. Also Kefir, which is liquid yogurt, not the Dannon stuff but a brand that is Life way Kefir or take the capsules that contain millions of "good Bacteria" that needs to get into the gut to kill the bad bacteria. No sodas that are cold or have bubbles. Take care

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June 8, 20090 found this helpful

I take ginger for sick stomach. The kind you get in spice section in grocery store, just a pinch will do the job. I've used it for years. Keep it on hand all the time, good luck.

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December 26, 20140 found this helpful

One of my sons has post viral gastropareisis, and my other son just got an h.pylori infection. They both experience nausea throughout the day. Both ginger capsules and oil of peppermint capsules work fabulously, even better than the ondanestron (Zofran) prescribed to my first mentioned son. We bought them on Amazon, about seven dollars each for 90 capsules. Well worth it! Both work for me as well. They're nice to have on hand when preparing tea isn't an option! (I like both peppermint and ginger tea but my boys do not.)

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