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 the mouth. Sometimes there is only an urge to vomit but no discharge but in some cases, vomiting leads to pain in the 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.
Vomiting is generally associated with some abdominal or throat infections. A wide range of diseases is associated with vomiting. Some of the common causes of vomiting are
Retching is the condition when a patient feels an urge to vomit but there is no discharge. Retching is normal when a person is sensitive to some specific food, odor passes through some unbearable experience, or during pregnancy.
Nausea is a 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 the mouth. A number of factors can lead this abnormal movement of food in the upward direction. Emesis or vomiting puts extreme pressure on the chest and ribs sometimes leading to pain along with bad taste and odor inside the mouth.
Vomiting is the indication of some internal health issue related to the kidney, liver, or gallbladder. It is important to check every possible option if vomiting is abnormal or not settle down.
Physical examination of an 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 tests, liver function tests, kidney function tests, urine tests infections, and pregnancy tests in women.
If lab tests indicate some major health issue then the doctor may suggest some imaging scans like an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, or radiographic tests like GI depending upon the internal condition of the patient to get the true picture.
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 the stomach with extreme thirst. Vomiting and stomach pain can make the patient exhausted and chilly. Additionally, there is an inadequate dark-colored stool with an unpleasant odor. All these symptoms can be relieved well using Arsenic.
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 the patient. The white coating over the tongue and constant loud burping are also noted in such patients. Ant-c is the best medicine to cope with all of such inconveniences.
The vomiting is associated with heartburn, accumulation of gas in the 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 a 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 the stomach right after taking a meal. Sometimes staring at moving objects for a specific period also induces vomiting. Ipecac can be served as the best remedy in such cases.
Nux Vomica helps in relieving nausea and vomiting associated with bloating and gas problems. 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 situations when food is not digested properly and resides inside the stomach for a long time. The stomach in such cases or the inconveniences of fatal diseases make the food get out through vomiting. Kreosote helps in relieving such symptoms on an instant basis.
Emotional stress, depression, or an attempt to fight such a situation may also cause a disturbed stomach leading to indigestion and vomit. The affected person may also pass through the urge to cry, mood swings, and sleeplessness. Ignatia is the best Homeo remedy for the vomiting associated with the aforesaid factors. The good point about this medicine is that it is also safe for children complaining of lumps in their throats.
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 a sour taste in the mouth, burping, nausea, and increased thirst. The patient finds an increased thirst for 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 an 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.