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Ginger Ale Or Sprite For Upset Stomach
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Next option...: You may next want to consider medical evaluation and appropriate testing for definite diagnosis and targeted treatment. You haven't shared enough details regarding the circumstances of your stomach upset for us to render here an opinion regarding therapy. ...Read more
Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?
Worth trying: Ginger -either as a tea, freshly crushed up with honey, or even as a strong 'candy' you get in the Asian stores may help with nausea. There are a number of scientific papers in the literature touting it's benefits there - from pregnancy induced nausea, nausea from chemotherapy, sea-sickness, and even more problematic diseases. Everyone's a little different, but it couldn't hurt to try. Feel better ...Read more
More specific please: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what location (s)), bleeding, diarrhea/constipation/change in baseline bowel habits, tenderness, distension? Are you pregnant, have underlying disease, >60? ...Read more
Adrenalin: When people are anxious, the brain initiates a "fight or flight" response--as though one is being physically threatened. Hormones in the bloodstream (and direct nervous system connections) cause many physical changes associated with survival. One is to try to empty the stomach. Sir laurence olivier had such bad stage fright he threw up before every performance! ...Read more
Ginger ale (slightly: Flattened).The simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more
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