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Nausea and Vomiting

Ask your doctor about medicine that can help you control nausea and vomiting.
Try eating dry/ light foods such as dry toast and crackers.
Eat slowly and eat only small amounts at a time.
Try ice chips instead of water.
Avoid rich greasy food.
Do not drink fluids with meals; instead sip on them during the rest of the day.
Wear loose fitting, clothes which breathe.
Avoid lying down immediately after eating.
Various foods, smells, medicines can bring on a bout of vomiting.
Ask your doctor about medicines to control these bouts.
Do not eat or drink if it causes you to vomit. Instead wait for a half hour and then try taking a small sip of a clear liquid. If vomiting starts, stop eating. Frequent vomiting can cause loss of nutrients and lead to deep fatigue.
Resume only once the vomiting is under control. Begin with a teaspoon every 10 minutes and gradually increase the amount to a tablespoon every 20 minutes and finally try slightly larger quantities every half an hour.
Once you are able to hold the liquids, try an easily digested food. If that works move on to a regular diet (see tables below for examples of clear, easily digested and regular foods)
Sometimes, depending on how your body reacts to the treatment, the doctor may ask you to eat a clear liquid, soft or a regular diet. The chart below gives examples of foods included in these diets.
First Step - Clear liquids
Sports drinks
Juices/ coconut water
Clear citrus juices
Fruit ices
Strained lemonade
Clear, carbonated drinks
Weak tea
Clear, fat free broth
Strained vegetable broth
Second Step - Easy to Digest foods
Plain crackers
Instant hot cereal
Soft angel food cake
All juices
Canned, peeled fruits and vegetables
Fish, skinless chicken
Strained blenderized, creamy soups
Milk, all types
White bread rolls
White rice, noodles,
Custard pudding
Plain milkshakes
Smooth icecream
Frozen yogurt
Third Step - Regular diet
All foods you eat regularly, except those that cause gas, constipation, diarrhea, etc.
Try to eat more frequent, but much smaller portions.
Eat when you are hungry, even if it is not mealtime.
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