Opt for foods with a dry consistency and neutral taste. Avoid spicy or strong-smelling foods.
Small frequent meals throughout the day are helpful.
Liquids are best if noncarbonated, non-acidic, and at room temperature.
Sip liquids slowly throughout the day. Rapid ingestion of high volume of fluids can worsen nausea.
Ginger (such as ginger ale, ginger tea) may help with nausea.
Hard candies such as lifesavers, peppermint, lemon, butterscotch, or sweet candies can be used throughout the day to keep your blood sugar up.
• Ginger tablets 250mg (up to three times daily)
• Vitamin B6 25mg three times daily (max 200mg/day)
• Unisom (doxylamine) 25mg at bedtime
• Benadryl 25 mg (liquid or soft gels) can be used every 4-6 hours.
• Dramamine tablets can be used every 4-6 hours.
• Anti-nausea wristbands can be purchased without a prescription.
• If you are not getting relief from OTC options, please let our office know.
**To avoid dehydration, try to drink fluids as much and as often as tolerated. Fluid intake is far more important that food intake. Severe dehydration may require a brief hospitalization for IV fluid replenishment and medication for nausea.