Nausea and Vomiting
Feelings of nausea and the urge to vomit vary greatly among people. The two symptoms often occur together. Certain medications used to treat HIV or its related conditions can cause nausea. Persistent vomiting can lead to serious medical problems, like dehydration, chemical imbalances and even tearing of the windpipe. Call your doctor if nausea or vomiting persists.
TIPS FOR NAUSEA AND VOMITING
- The BRAT Diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast) helps.
- Before getting out of bed in the morning eat a few dry crackers and sit in bed for a few moments.
- Peppermint, chamomile or ginger teat can help calm the stomach.
- Sip cold carbonated drinks like ginger-ale or other clean soda.
- Avoid hot, spicy strong-smelling and greasy foods.
- If vomiting occurs, replenish fluids with broth, carbonated beverages, juice, Jell-O, or popsicles.
- Talk to your doctor about the benefits/risks for anti-nausea meds.