How To Hydrate After Vomiting?

It’s not a very pleasant topic but … been there, done that. I wish someone had saved me from some bad experiences by telling me how to hydrate after vomiting. I’m trying to do that favor for you here.

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I don’t want to bore (or disgust) you with the details of why I needed to do a google search for

“the best way to rehydrate after vomiting”

but I’m telling you, it doesn’t seem like there’s one magical solution that will work in every case for everyone.

I rather just share what I’ve already found out, so you get an idea of how to handle the situation.

How Long To Wait To Drink Water After Vomiting

First thing first, make sure that you are very gentle with your upset stomach. It’s likely pretty sensitive.

It’s wise to listen to your own body but as a rule of thumb, wait for about 15 to 30 minutes before attempting to drink water or anything after you threw up. Give your stomach and yourself some time to rest and settle after vomiting.

How To Hydrate When You Keep Throwing Up

It is always important to stay hydrated but if you vomited, it is actually crucial to rehydrate your body and replace the fluids and electrolytes lost during the unpleasant episode.

How To Drink Water After Vomiting

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  1. Start with small sips. Try to not drink a large amount all at once to avoid overwhelming your stomach and potentially causing you to vomit again.
  2. Sip slowly. No quick big gulps, no rush, just take your time when sipping the water. It will likely help to prevent any additional nausea or discomfort.
  3. Use room temperature water. Even though you might crave some cold water, it may not be the best idea right after vomiting. Room temperature or some warm water may be easier on your stomach.
  4. Don’t use straws. Swallowing more air may lead to additional discomfort and straws can cause that.
  5. Wait before eating or drinking. If you can, give your stomach time (to settle down and recover) at least 30 minutes to an hour after vomiting before attempting to drink water.

Make sure you pay attention and listen to your body, and if you experience any additional nausea or discomfort, stop drinking water. Dehydration is no joke, so in case you’re unsure about your condition, or if you’re unable to hydrate effectively, don’t hesitate to seek medical help!

How To Stop Vomiting After Drink

It kinda depends on what makes you vomit after drinking. The reasons can vary from the overconsumption of alcohol, sensitivity to certain beverages, to one of the worst cases, an underlying medical condition.

If you keep vomiting after drinking, find it difficult to keep any fluid down, and especially if you have any other concerning symptoms (severe abdominal pain, dehydration signs such as dry mouth, extreme thirst, dark urine, or confusion), it’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly. A healthcare professional can determine the underlying real cause and can help you to receive appropriate medical advice.

If you are confident it’s not an emergency and you are safe to try curing yourself, here are some

general tips on how to stop vomiting after drinking:

If you are experiencing vomiting after drinking alcohol, stop consuming it immediately, do not make it worse because it can lead to severe dehydration.

Rest. Take it easy! Find a quiet, comfortable place to lie down a bit, but make sure your position is not completely flat. Try to elevate your head slightly with a pillow. Reduce the pressure on your stomach by loosening any tight clothing around your abdomen. Help your body to calm down and recover.

Rehydrate. Sip on small amounts of electrolyte solutions. Keep in mind, drinking large quantities of fluid at once may trigger further vomiting.

Eat the BRAT. Bland foods such as Banana, Rice, Applesauce, dry Toast, or soda crackers are gentle on the stomach and can help you feel better. Ginger or peppermint tea, ginger candies or peppermint lozenges may reduce the nausea too. Stay away from caffeine and spicy or greasy foods because they can irritate your weak stomach and worsen the throw-ups.

Hope these tips help to get some relief for your upset stomach and stay hydrated. Keep in mind, if you continue to experience vomiting or other symptoms, seek medical attention!

Get well soon!

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