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Vomiting After Drinking Alcohol: 8 Things You Can Do

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Learning how to stop vomiting after drinking alcohol is a real life-saver. Follow these seven easy tips for home remedies to help with post-drinking nausea and ease that hangover.

You may be all too familiar with one of the classic hangover symptoms: vomiting. Vomiting is your body’s way of getting rid of the toxins which are making you feel ill — in this case, alcohol. 

If you feel like you have to vomit after drinking alcohol, it means you’ve overdone it. It is best to simply let your body do its thing and allow yourself to throw up. Having said that, making yourself throw up intentionally is not a good option. Whatever’s inside your body is doing you harm, and wants to come out. It may seem counterintuitive, but this will actually make you feel better in the long-run. 

However, if you feel you need to throw up after drinking alcohol, there are a few home remedies that can help to put you back on the road to recovery. Follow this guide for easy home remedies you can try to stop yourself from vomiting after a heavy night out. 

Of course, if you can’t stop being sick or are exhibiting any of the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, we recommend calling a doctor. 

1. Prevention Is Better Than Cure

You don't want to end up like this man.
You don't want to end up like this man.
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You probably don’t need us to say this, but we have to. The best way to stop yourself from vomiting after too much alcohol is to not drink so much next time. No other remedy is as close to effective as drinking responsibly. Drinking to excess can have awful short-term health risks, which you are likely currently experiencing.

However, the long-term health risks of drinking too much alcohol can be far more serious, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer 
  • Weakened immune system
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Alcohol dependence

Of course, not drinking at all will reduce your chances of a hangover to 0%, and improve your overall health and longevity. 

2. Stay Hydrated

Stay hydrated before, throughout and after drinking alcohol to reduce hangover symptoms.
Stay hydrated before, throughout and after drinking alcohol to reduce hangover symptoms.
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Drinking alcohol in excess causes us to urinate more. This leads to dehydration, which is why we wake up with extreme thirst after a night of drinking. Dehydration is a key hangover symptom, leading to increased nausea, and, for some, vomiting. 

Make sure to stay well-hydrated throughout the night. For every alcoholic drink you have, follow it up with a glass of water. You can even opt for drinks that include sparkling water to stay hydrated as you imbibe. Make sure to also have plenty of water before bed, and lots in the morning when you wake up.

Be careful not to gulp the water, but take little sips instead. Gulping large amounts of liquid after a heavy night of drinking could upset the stomach and induce vomiting.

3. Eat Nutrient-Rich Foods Before and After Drinking Alcohol

Contrary to popular belief, eating greasy foods on a hangover will not cure you (no matter how great they may taste). To prevent post-drinking nausea, it’s important to eat nutrient-rich foods before and after drinking.

Nutrient-rich foods that include complex carbohydrates, such as sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach, strawberries, bananas, rice, and oats are good options. Why not make a hearty bowl of oatmeal with strawberries and pears the morning after to fill you up and replace some vital nutrients?

4. Revitalise Your Vitamin Levels

Nutrient-rich foods high in vitamins B and C will ease your hangover and improve your immune system after drinking alcohol.
Nutrient-rich foods high in vitamins B and C will ease your hangover and improve your immune system after drinking alcohol.
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As we’ve already said, heavy drinking can sap vitamins and nutrients from your body, particularly vitamins B and C. Depletion in these vitamins leads to greater fatigue and a weaker immune system. In order to help your hangover and avoid vomiting, eat foods that are rich in vitamins B and C. These include legumes, whole grain bread, and pasta, as well as fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, like broccoli (including the leaves), red bell peppers or oranges. 

5. Restore Your Electrolytes

Since alcohol is a diuretic (causing urination), you end up losing electrolytes the more you drink. A loss of electrolytes heightens symptoms of a hangover, which may lead to more vomiting. Restoring your levels of electrolytes means restoring your body’s important minerals, like potassium, sodium, and calcium. 

Electrolyte-rich drinks to have after drinking include sports drinks, kombucha, or broth. You can also try eating potassium-rich foods, like bananas and avocados.

6. Ginger Tea

Fresh ginger tea will ease nausea and soothe an upset stomach.
Fresh ginger tea will ease nausea and soothe an upset stomach.
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A common cause of vomiting after a night of drinking is an upset stomach and nausea. Doctors recommend ginger for its soothing properties and ability to mend an upset stomach. Drink a fresh ginger tea, or blend fresh ginger into a smoothie after drinking alcohol to stop yourself from vomiting. 

7. Go Back To Bed

Sleep through the worst of your hangover.
Sleep through the worst of your hangover.
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Alcohol disrupts sleep. Lack of sleep only worsened your body’s weakened state. In order to get your immune system back up and running and to avoid the dreaded vomiting-saga as much as possible, don’t push yourself and head back to bed to try to sleep through the worst of it. 

8. Chamomile Tea

Anxiety is common after a night of drinking. The last thing we want is to worsen those anxieties by needing to run to the bathroom to throw up. To ease your hangover, and hopefully lessen the need to rush to the bathroom, drink a calming cup of chamomile tea to soothe your mind and help you relax. 

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