Medically, nausea is not a disease, but merely a symptom that shows there is something wrong with the body. Most common causes of nausea are motion sickness and morning sickness (which occurs during pregnancy), while indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn and migraine could worsen the nausea.
Nausea might be treated with some herbal and home remedies, and these should always be the first thing you try, before medications. Drink some water, clear carbonated drinks or ginger ale, they might help with the nausea. It may be helpful to eat only liquid for a while or just some dry crackers, and avoid solid and greasy food. In cases of indigestion induced nausea the best way to calm the stomach is to drink some chamomile or green tea. Dried or crystallized ginger is good to chew when feeling nauseous. Indian gooseberries are also believed to help with the nausea, and any form of these berries would be good.
Perhaps the best way to relieve nausea is to vomit when feeling nauseous.
There are several of prescription medications used in nausea.
Alka-Seltzeris mainly used for nausea caused by acid reflux and indigestion problems. The bubbles formed by use of this medication are pushing the acid into the stomach and relieving nausea.
Pepto Bismol is useful if nausea is connected with diarrhea.
When dealing with motion sickness and vertigo induced nausea the right medication is Dramamine. The side effect is heavy dizziness, which is why there’s improved version of this tablet, containing meclizine.
Diphenhydramineis the most popular medication for the nausea treatment, recommended for both allergies and nausea. However, it shouldn’t be used for children under the age of 6.
Cyclizine is antihistamine medication, proven effective in nausea treatment. It also causes dizziness as the side effect but the positive side is that this medication can be used for children older than 2 years.
Phenergan is the drug used to treat allergies and motion in sickness induced nausea.Nausea medications, prescribed or OTC, only treat nausea symptoms, and don’t deal with the disease that caused nausea in the first case. Therefore, if the nausea is persistent or you have nausea often, do visit your doctor. He would diagnose the cause of nausea and treat it properly. If some foods are making you nauseous you must pay close attention to what you eat.