March 16th, 2016
| Supporter: Breast Cancer
There are many well established ways to combat nausea that range from herbal traditional remedies to modern prescription medications. In my book, "Cooking for Chemo...and After!", I talk about the sensory changes that occur during chemotherapy and how these changes can cause nausea if you are not careful to take these things into consideration. For ease and convenience, I have broken these various remedies and techniques down for you for personal consideration.
Combating Nausea the Scientific Way:
Talk to your doctor about your nausea and more than likely they can prescribe medications that treat a variety of nausea intensities. When my mom went through chemotherapy treatments, she had two pills she could take: one for moderate nausea and one emergency pill for severe nausea. Remember, though: all medications have interactions and undesired side-effects, so make certain to cover these with your oncologist to choose the best selection.
Combating Nausea the Traditional Way:
There are many options for herbal and folk remedies that have been time tested to combat mild nausea. Here are a few of my recommendations that worked for us:
Rubbing Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol):
Techniques to Avoid Nausea Entirely:
As the old expression says, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." So, is this still true today? While not all nausea can be avoided, here are a few ideas and techniques that you can try to employ in your everyday life.
Avoid Pungent Smells:
Use Soothing Herbs In Your Cooking:
Hopefully these tips and techniques will get you started on the right path to not only combating nausea but avoiding it entirely. For more information on the cooking techniques, pick up a copy of "Cooking for Chemo...and After!" or poke around the rest of my website for more great information: www.cookingforchemo.org.
Do you have any other tips that helped you get over nausea during or after treatment? Share yours in the comments below!
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