Nausea

by Allergy Guy

Nausea has many causes.  Allergies can cause nausea. Anyone old enough to talk can tell you that it is very unpleasant, but you know that already.

This article lists some possible causes of nausea, but this is for completeness. As always, the main concern of most articles on this site is allergies, and nausea can be a symptom of allergies.

After the list of causes are a couple of ideas to alleviate nausea naturally. One is a simple technique you can do any time, anywhere with no special equipment or ingredients. The other is a preparation that is very easy to make and completely harmless (in fact I often make it as a refreshment, nothing more).

Possible Causes of Nausea

Here is a list of possible nausea causes. Some are very serious, and some absolutely are not. Not all of these potential causes or conditions necessarily mean nausea every time. This includes allergies, which can cause nausea for some people in some cases.

Some will pass on their own, some need attention. Nausea on its own is not much of a diagnostic, there are too many possible causes.

  • Addison Disease
  • Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
  • Allergies
  • Appendicitis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Bulimia
  • Cancer
  • Certain Medication
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Flu
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heart Attack
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kidney Failure
  • Migraine
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nervousness
  • Norwalk Disease (also a form of Gastroenteritis)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pregnancy (Morning sickness)
  • Sea Sickness (motion sickness)
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Tobacco Smoking / Second-hand Smoke
  • Vestibular Balance disorder
  • Viral Hepatitis

… to name a few. Just because you are experiencing nausea, does not mean to say you should worry that you have one of the more serious diseases listed above!

Until I got a handle on my allergies, I often experienced nausea. I learned a trick to control it, which I will explain here. I suggested this to my dad, who is experiencing post-operative nausea,

Nausea Remedies

Here are two ways to remedy nausea that you can do at home, or any were. Well, one of them works anywhere, the other works anywhere you can boil water. They are both very safe.

Nausea Remedy 1: Acupressure

This technique is very easy and somewhat effective. I have used it a lot in the past. I have found it to reduce nausea somewhat. Not everyone finds it effective, but it is also possible that if pressure is not put in quite the right place that this technique may not work effectively.

The technique is very simple. Put light pressure on the back of your wrist, about two to three finger-widths below the bottom of the hand, and just between the two tendons that run the length of your wrist. This acupressure point is called P6.

Seabands are a commercial product that apply the pressure in the right place (providing the bands are correctly placed on your wrist). Some people find they work, others find they don’t.

My advice is to try this technique (or the seabands) and assume it will work. I have found that after a few minutes, the level of nausea looses its intensity to the point where I can manage it, or disappears completely.

This technique is not producing dramatic results for my dad unfortunately.

Nausea Remedy 2: Ginger Tea

This is a very simple herbal remedy.

Take fresh ginger root (about a half to one inch of root per person, depending on how thick the root is), and slice it up thinly. It is easier to slice along the fibers than across them (and this keeps the knife sharper too).

Add the ginger to a pot and boil for 15 to 20 minutes.

Pour into a cup (through a strainer) and drink.

That’s it. It is very tasty, and I like it just as a hot drink.

This one seems to work for my dad.


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1 chris July 5, 2012 at 19:08

since 06 i’ve had bouts of similar horrible soul destroying violent vomiting sometimes every hour for weeks with trips in and out of hospital on and off drips, heart monitors, etc…supposedly it relates to allergies, which i try to control. sometimes it does seem to happen even when i avoid all that i am allergic to, although i often find or figure out that actually i did screw something up….i also get a lot of phlegm, but the feeling doesn’t start in my throat so much as in my stomach and by then phlegm’s not the main event compared to the bile burning from my nose / violent dry heaves / mental fog / chills&sweats / tiredness / heart racing / stomach pain /….my allergies are bakers/brewers yeast, corn, and soya. I’m told that the yeast thing extends to all fungi and antibiotics, and almost dying with stuff like what i mention going on after being given some penecillian seems to confirm that….all in all if I try to count, I think i’ve been hospitalized about fourteen times over this bs…not sure what the point of putting this up here is but hey yeah allergies and nausea both suck!

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2 Pam April 24, 2016 at 08:13

Your comment actually has helped me. I do have Crohns disease but my nausea isnt coming from that according to my doctor. I am miserable. I am just to sick to eat. I found out I am allergic to my dogs. Now what am I to do? I love them dearly but I can’t live this way. Want to talk major depression!! I.am discussing options of rescue groups with my veterinary at this time, it is like giving away my children

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3 Christian May 6, 2012 at 13:28

Ihave nausea everyday
Iknow I’m allergic to outdoor and indoor
Idid a test and came positive
I’m allergic to cat
She lives a home still and I think that’s why I’m sick
But I also have depression so not sure which one is
Unless I’m pregnant
And idont know it.

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4 Allergy Guy May 6, 2012 at 17:02

Are you taking allergy meds? They can cause depression, as can allergy symptoms. As for pregnancy, you can get tested to see if you are of course. Any way you can live somewhere else for a few days or longer to be cat-free for a while? I hope you follow up with a doctor if none of the above help. Other things besides allergies or pregnancy can cause nausea.

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5 Amanda August 3, 2010 at 19:16

I get the same-Feeling nausea once allergies have hit, and i’m pretty sure it’s from the mucous crap running into my stomach, which also ends up giving me a sore throat after this happens for a couple days. I feel accurate about this because – pardon the TMI – my bile is different during this time too. After I eat a meal I feel ok, but I don’t have a lot of hunger at this time anyways. I will take an allergy pill to try to dry up my head and prevent the drainage, but will also take mucinex to try to thin it out so it’s not so terrible. Good luck with it all-It’s hard to find something that will work for you but keep trying!

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6 Connie Waddington April 25, 2009 at 14:41

nausea

For the last few years I have had bouts of nausea that can be debilitating. I have had every test done that the doctors can think of. I had allergy testing and am not technically allergic to anything but do have a sensitivity to particles in the air. Right now I am miserable with all the pollen in the air. The only thing that I can find in common with the nausea is a thick nasal gunk (good medical term) that slides down the back of my throat. Is it possible that that is the cause of the nausea? My doctor doesn’t think so but we can’t find any other reason. I am wondering if anyone else has this.

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7 admin April 25, 2009 at 15:14

But what causes the thick nasal gunk?

Hi Connie,

Sounds like a real drag.

I don’t know if the “thick nasal gunk” is causing your nausea or not (seems unlikely) … even if it was, you would still be wondering what causes the thick nasal gunk in the first place.

One thing that has been shown to be highly beneficial for airborne allergies is $Epicor$.

You can find out more at this link about $Epicor$, along with a link to buy it on-line.

I use it every day, and is sure helps with my allergy symptoms and energy levels.

Hope that helps.

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8 Andrew July 12, 2011 at 11:42

I have exaclty what you are describing…My nausea feels like it is induced by a bad feeling in my throat, which is caused by what I believe to be mucus. However I have no such allergies. I have taken claritin clear just in case, but still dont know if it works or not. Somedays I feel fine but on others I dont so I am guessing it might be somthing else.

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9 Nick August 29, 2016 at 19:40

The nausea is caused by the mucous. It’s a symptom of something called post-nasal drip. That snot is tickling the back of your throat and aggravating your gag reflex. Also big gobs of snot will mess with your digestive tract.

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