If you don't like where this is going, stop reading now.
But I was able to put something into practice that I learned when I had morning sickness during my last pregnancy that made it all a little less unpleasant.
If you are feeling nauseous or have just up-chucked, suck on a throat lozenge. Don't chew it, because the medicine in the lozenge will coat your esophagus as the lozenge melts.
- It will get rid of the bad taste if you've already vomited or prevent the taste from sticking in your throat if you vomit after the cough drop.
- I was able to keep the cough drop down when I couldn't keep down water, which made the cough drop a better choice for getting rid of the burn.
- If you vomit after taking the cough drop, the coating of medicine on your esophagus will keep the bile from burning your throat.
- By stopping the irritation in your throat, you become much less vulnerable to vomiting again, meaning you might be able to handle some water or even saltines a little sooner, because the taste and burning are gone.
- And if you're a kid, the dyes in the cough drop make everything much more interesting to look at once it comes up--which is probably only a bonus for the under-15 set.
This may seem obvious, but if you take the cough drop after, brush your teeth first! And since your using the cough drop after brushing your teeth, you may want to opt for sugar-free cough drops, otherwise, you'll want to brush again after the lozenge has melted.
This post has been linked to Works for Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family.