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Useful tips:

  • Take your anti-sickness medication as prescribed. If you don’t have any, or your current medication is not working, discuss with your doctor or nurse

  • Eat small amounts, often and slowly

  • Eat regularly to prevent hunger. Being ‘over hungry’ can make nausea worse

  • Try dry food such as plain biscuits, toast, bread sticks or crackers, especially first thing in the morning

  • You may find that fatty, rich and spicy foods upset your stomach

  • Food and drink containing ginger may help to reduce nausea

  • The smell of food or cooking can increase nausea

    • Try ‘cold’ foods, as these tend to have less smell. For example sandwiches, cheese and crackers and cold puddings

    • Avoid cooking smells- try using a microwave oven or even stay out of the kitchen during cooking time

  • Try cold clear fluids in between meals rather than with food. For example: squash, lemonade, ginger ale and fruit juices

  • Having regular fresh air and gentle walks can help

  • Avoid lying flat soon after eating.


Always talk to your doctor if you are experiencing nausea. There are medications that might help to control the nausea and vomiting.