Get Help Online Resources Support Leaflets No.53 in a series of Help Yourself Leaflets Download our leaflet here 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.