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A 30-year-old member asked:

for quick nausea relief is it better to take a promethazine suppository than the pill?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: The suppository may be better adsorbed than the oral form, since the pill can again be thrown up immediately after ingestion. Pressing on the inner wrist acupuncture point master of the heart 6 can also provide almost instant relief from nausea related to morning sickness.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on variables: If you think you can contain your nausea for at least an hour, the pill form is a likely better choise.Rectal absorbtion is erratic and may take hours to be in your sysytem, while the oral form would already be working. If you can't contain the nausea, the rectal form is better.Zofran (ondansetron) is a product I use for nausea that comes in a rapidly disolving oral tablet, check it out.
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
there are also compounding pharmacies which may make a topical rub for you as another alternative
Aug 14, 2013

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I manage nausea in pregnancy?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Natural treatments: Vitamine B6 in low doses 3-4 times a day will help. Ginger has also been found to be helpful. Sea sickness wrist bands utilize acupuncture principles to help curb nausea with pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are other alternative medicine treatments to help reduce nausea and vomiting?

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Dr. Jay Goldberg
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Citrus/Ginger: Remedies other than traditional medicines include foods, pressure points and some vitamins. Ginger has been shown to aid in the relief of nausea as has both the taste and aroma of citrus fruits. Wrist bands used for sea sickness and accupuncture have also provided relief for some. Last, 25 mg of vitamin B6 taken 3-4 times a day may help with nausea and vomiting as well.
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
adding 1/2 or 1 tab of doxylamine (sold OTC as Unisom) to the B6 is safe and effective, too
Sep 25, 2011
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
You two docs rock!
Sep 28, 2011
A 21-year-old member asked:

Ive tried a variety of drugs to help me cope with the pain, andtheyarent providing enough relief. I dont feel ready for surgery; are there any other treatments available to me?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: There are several classes of medications to relieve pain. There are narcotics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, lidocane patches, electrical stimulators, intraspinal injectons etc. In chronic pain, often many modalities need be used, including psychotherapy. Talk to your doctor to see which ones might be right for you.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football tryout?

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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management 31 years experience
Self Medication: You do not specify the type of medication. I may take a couple of advil (ibuprofen) before I do something athletic, but i would neve take a prescription medication prior to a workout, or tryout. Too many reasons to list here, but masking real pain, fatigue or euphoria, drug testing etc are just a few. If you are up to the sport - go do it. If not, see a sports medicine physician for help.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Stomach hurts with queasiness. What should I take before my trip in am?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Antacid: Many people feel that taking some sort of antacid helps.

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