Vomiting is a reflex action that involuntarily and forcefully empties the stomach. Vomiting may be associated with a number of factors but mainly it is the outcome of infection that causes indigestion and pushes food out of the stomach via mouth. Sometimes there is only an urge to vomit but no discharge but in some cases vomiting leads to pain in chest and ribs with discharge.
A number of symptoms can be seen in the persons who urge to vomit depending upon the cause of the vomiting.
- Pain in abdomen
- Chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Pale skin
Vomiting is generally associated to some abdominal or throat infections. A wide range of diseases are associated with vomiting. Some of common causes of vomiting are
- Overeating or Food poisoning
- Infections of stomach and throat
- Cold or flu
- Indigestion or slow emptying of stomach
- Kidney diseases
- Sensitivity to specific odor or food
- Gallbladder inflammation or hernia
- Brain injuries or tumor
- Some types of cancer or chemotherapy
- Gas accumulation in stomach
- Specific medicines
- Alcohol abuse
- External allergies
- Emotional stress
Retching is the condition when patient feels an urge to vomit but there is no discharge. Retching is normal when person is sensitive to some specific food, odor, passes through some unbearable experience or during pregnancy.
Nausea is highly unpleasant psychic reaction especially seen in the morning or as a result of slow gastric motility. Nausea can be referred to urge to vomit with headache and irritation. It is generally seen in pregnant women as a reaction to some hormonal change.
Emesis is the omission of food content from the intestine or stomach through mouth. A number of factors can lead this abnormal movement of food to the upward direction. Emesis or vomiting puts an extreme pressure on the chest and ribs sometimes leading to the pain along with bad taste and odor inside the mouth.
Vomiting is the indication of some internal health issue related to kidney, liver or gallbladder. It is important to check every possible option if vomiting is abnormal or not settle down.
Physical examination of affected person including eyes, nails, feet, abdomen and chest with detailed family history review may help the doctor to diagnose the cause of vomiting.
Normally no lab test is required in case of vomiting but a number of tests can be performed in order to find out the root cause of the vomiting especially when the symptoms are unexplained. These tests may include blood count test, liver function test, kidney function test, urine test fir infections and pregnancy test in women.
If lab tests indicate some major health issue then doctor may suggest some imaging scans like abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, MRI or radiographic tests like GI depending upon the internal condition of the patient to get the true picture.
Homeopathic Treatment for Vomiting
Different remedies are present in Homeopathy depending upon the cause and symptom of the Vomiting. These medicines give instant relief and may put the patient to ease.
Vomiting caused due to food poisoning can be best treated using Homeo medicine Arsenic Album. Food poisoning may cause burning of stomach with extreme thirst. Vomiting and stomach pain can make the patient exhausted and chilly. Additionally, there is inadequate dark colored stool with unpleasant odor. All these symptoms can be relieved well using Arsenic.
Antimonium Crudum (Ant-c)
Overeating may lead to an urge to vomit right after food or water is taken. The Ant-c is the best remedy in case of vomiting caused in such cases. It is also best when overeating or taking indigestible food is in the history of patient. The white coating over the tongue and constant loud burping is also noted in such patients. Ant-c is the best medicine to cope with all of such inconveniences.
The vomiting associated with heartburn, accumulation of gas in stomach, indigestion and bloating then there is no other remedy but Carbo Vegetalis. This medicine is especially helpful when food slips back to the mouth with sharp sour taste along with burping.
A magical Homeo remedy for vomiting prolonged to some abnormal period as in pregnancy. It is especially very helpful when there are symptoms like belching, increased saliva and pain in stomach right after taking meal. Sometimes staring at moving objects for specific period also induces vomiting. Ipecac can be served as best remedy in such cases.
Nux Vomica helps in relieving nausea and vomiting associated with bloating and gas problem. Nux is especially best in pregnancy where morning sickness and urge to vomit or retching is common. This medicine also helps in relieving the issue in children who feel vomit, stomach ache and irritation due to overeating.
Kreosote is one of the best remedies used in Homeopathic to relieve vomiting associated with kidney diseases and cancer. This medicine is the solution in the situations when food is not digested properly and resides inside the stomach for a long time. The stomach in such case or the inconveniences of fatal diseases make the food get out through vomiting. Kreosote helps in relieving such symptoms on instant basis.
Emotional stress, depression or an attempt to fight with such situation may also cause disturbed stomach leading to indigestion and vomit. The affected person may also pass through urge to cry, mood swings and sleeplessness. Ignatia is the best Homeo remedy for the vomiting associated with aforesaid factors. The good point about this medicine is that it is also safe for the children complaining vomiting and lump in their throat.
Phosphorus is one of the best Homeopathic medicine for vomiting when it is associated with diarrhea, fatigue, burning sensations, anxiety, weakness and restlessness. The other symptoms that may demand Phosphorus may be sour taste in mouth, burping, nausea and increased thirst. The patient finds an increased thirst of cold water that is omitted as immediately as becomes warm inside the stomach. The other severe symptoms like blood vomiting, feeling of hunger, weakness and sleeplessness due to extreme feelings of empty stomach are also very well settled using Phosphorus.
Please do not use any of these medicines on your own without consulting a professional homeopathic doctor.