Top Five Tips for Puke Prevention

Being sick sucks.


It doesn't matter whether you've had a few too many the night before or you've picked up a bug.

Nausea and throwing up are always awful.

And that's why we at Her Campus CCCU have compiled a list of the Top Five Tips for Puke Prevention.

5. Plain food is best

Eating is probably the last thing on your mind when you don't feel well, but it's important to keep yourself fuelled.

Stick to plain, calming food like toast, and eat little and often to avoid over-loading your stomach.

Remember: toast is tops.

4. Keep drinking

It's easy to get dehydrated when you're sick. But it'll just make you feel worse if you do.

Get yourself a jug of water or weak fruit squash. Keep your glass topped up and take lots of small sips.

It'll help your mouth taste better too.

3. Eat ginger

Believe it or not, ginger is famous for helping to fight off nausea.

Keep a packet of ginger biscuits or some ginger curd around and dip in when you're feeling not so hot.

After all, it's medicinal.

2. Something cold on the back of your neck

This one may sound daft, but it does work.

The best thing is to run cold water over a bathroom flannel, fold it into a rectangle, and drape it over the back of your neck.

Freshen it up with more cold water whenever it starts to feel warm.

And voila! you've got a cheap, reusable anti-nausea aid.

Try it – it really helps.

1. Anti-nausea medication

If all else fails, there are pills you can take to stop you tossing your cookies.

Motillium make a melt-in-the-mouth tablet that you can take at the first sign of trouble. And because it doesn't need water, it won't make you feel sick and bloated while you wait for it to work.

You can get Motillium from Boots or most local pharmacies.

But remember to check with a pharmacist before taking any new medicine for the first time.

And if you've been vomiting for more than 48 hours, contact your GP or NHS 111.

So what do you think of our suggestions? Do you agree with them? Have you got any of your own?

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