Home > Cancer: Home Treatment for Nausea or Vomiting
Home treatment may be all that is needed to treat mild
nausea caused by cancer or the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation
therapy. If you are having chemotherapy, your doctor can give you
medicines to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. Be
sure to tell your doctor if you continue to have problems after your treatment.
Your doctor will adjust your medicines to prevent or control your symptoms.
You may also try
the following home treatment tips:
If you are vomiting:
The acid in vomit can erode dental enamel and cause tooth
decay (cavities). Rinse your mouth with water after you
vomit. Brush your teeth if you can.
drinking something before your treatment may help you feel better. Some people feel better if they don't eat
or drink anything. Find out what works best for you.
Some people feel sick right before their treatments.
For this kind of nausea, medicine doesn't seem to work well. But these things can help:
or more of the following symptoms occur during home treatment, contact your
Additional information about preventing nausea and vomiting is provided by the National Cancer Institute at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/nausea/Patient.
October 22, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
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