What can you do yourself against nausea and vomiting?

  • Make sure you drink enough so that your body doesn't become dehydrated. Take small sips of liquid, e.g. a cold drink, carbonated drinks, ginger or mint tea
  • Fresh air: for example, take a walk
  • Seek diversion, e.g. listen to music, watch TV
  • Consume foods that contain ginger.
  • Eat small but frequent meals.
  • Avoid strong smelling foods, as well as hot, fried or fatty foods.
  • Do not lie down immediately after eating.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing that constricts your stomach or waist.

When to seek medical advice?

Contact a family doctor in the following cases:  

  • You don't feel better after a few days. 
  • You often feel ill and have to vomit.

When to seek medical advice immediately?

Seek medical help immediately in the event of: 

  • chest pain. 
  • pain in the arms, back, neck or jaw. 
  • if you are short of breath.

These could be signs of a heart attack.