Nausea is the unpleasant feeling of the need to vomit. Vomiting is ‘throwing up’. Simple things that may ease nausea are:

  • eating or drinking smaller amounts, but more frequently
  • getting plenty of fresh air and avoiding unpleasant smells
  • not lying down straight after eating
  • taking prescribed medicines (ie those to reduce nausea)
  • learning to relax more fully.
Vomiting can quickly lead to dehydration so contact your nurse or doctor if it lasts for more than 24 hours.