1. Ginger has had mixed results in studies but has shown to help nausea from motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy, and pregnancy. It is safe to use while pregnant. However, there are some cases were it could make it worse.
2. Water helps keep you hydrated while having a fever or throwing up. Water is the number one thing to drink. If you have to, drink small sips throughout the day. It may help to drink carbonated water or coconut water to help with electrolytes.
3. Dry plain foods such as crackers, pretzels, or toast may be the only thing your body will let your eat. Strong smells and flavors could cause nausea to get worse rather than better. There is no study as to why plain foods help with nausea. Since it is important to keep some substance in your body it may be the only thing you can keep down.
4. Cold foods produce less odor and can be easier to manage on an upset stomach. Even sucking on ice can help keep you stay hydrated.
5. Drinking a warm broth can help bring in electrolytes and salt that the body needs. Even adding in a few veggies or chicken can help get some food in the body.
Secret: Nausea starts in the brain. Emotional, cognitive, or chemical triggers can stimulate the nervous system. This causes the stomach muscles to dysfunction and make the feeling of being nauseous. Nausea can be triggered by infections, surgery, gut diseases, medications, cancer treatment, hormone disorders, pregnancy, or food allergies and intolerance.