Welcome back to our blog! Last time, we looked some useful OTC medications for treating common digestive issues like heartburn, bloating, nausea, and vomiting, which tend to hit us hard during the holidays. With all of the delicious festive foods people consume during the holidays, these tend to do a number on the digestive system. Today, let’s look at some common home remedies that can ease stomach and digestive discomfort during the holidays. Please continue reading below to learn more.

Heating Pad

This is a simple and effective way to soothe and comfort an upset stomach. Heat can help with pain and cramping caused by overeating or eating super rich foods. Additionally, a heating pad relaxes abdominal muscles and eases nausea. To alleviate stomach discomfort, place a heating pad over your abdomen for 15-20 minutes, and then remove. You can repeat this until your stomach ache goes away, but keep in mind that using heat for too long can irritate the skin.

Bitters and Soda

This is an age-old remedy for treating an upset stomach. Simply add about four to six drops of cocktail bitters to a glass of club soda or tonic water to treat nausea, vomiting, and discomfort. If all you have is ginger ale or 7Up, you can add it to these fizzy beverages, too.

Spice It Up with Ginger

Ginger is much more than a seasoning, as it has been used to treat stomach ailments since ancient times. This magnificent root can alleviate stomach pain, ease nausea and vomiting, and relieves inflammation. If you have ginger root, eat a few small pieces of fresh ginger or add it to tea. You can also buy ginger tea or chewable ginger tablets for fast-acting relief.

Soothing Peppermint

Ah, peppermint, the gift that keeps on giving. You should have no trouble finding peppermint candies this holiday to help ease an upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. And if you don’t like candy, peppermint tea, peppermint gum, and fresh mint will all do the trick. You can even add a few drops of ingestible peppermint essential oil to a glass of warm water to get stomach relief.

Call Your Newark Pharmacy

There are many other home remedies that can relieve stomach troubles during the holidays, including chamomile tea and a mixture of apple cider vinegar and warm water. If you prefer OTC relief, be sure to read our recent post about the best remedies for treating digestive issues. As always, you can count on us at TIB Pharmacy in Newark if you have health questions, concerns, or need to pick up aids to ease stomach and digestive issues. Have a healthy and happy holiday!