When you swallow something toxic or harmful and begin to feel nauseous, your body is signaling you that something is wrong and needs to be eliminated. Vomiting is one way to remove it. While throwing up may provide you relief, you should only do it when all other options have failed. When induced vomiting is involved, it may result in certain damage to your body. We discuss few simple ways to induce vomiting and its side effects in this article.
When to Induce Vomiting
A person may want to trigger vomiting for several reasons. The most common reasons are:
After consuming something poisonous or harmful.
When sick or nauseated.
Because of feelings of shame, self-hatred, self-loathing, or guilt resulting from consuming, which is a sign of an eating disorder. However, a person should not induce vomiting unless advised to do so by a physician.
There are several potential dangers/risks associated with self-induced vomiting including dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and throat, tooth, and gum damage.
When You Should Not Induce Vomiting
Vomiting to rid yourself of recently eaten food is never a good idea, even if you feel you ate too much. If you want to vomit because you want to lose weight, you may have bulimia, an eating disorder characterized by an intense desire to vomit after eating to avoid gaining weight.
Furthermore, it is important to remember that if you have accidentally consumed a poisonous substance or cleaning product, you should not attempt to vomit, as this may increase the risk of esophageal burns.
In case you vomit frequently, and it does not get better, or if you have other symptoms like blood in the vomit or a putrid odor, you should go to the hospital for treatment.
10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Throw Up
Use Your Finger
Pushing your finger down your throat, over your tongue, will help you to induce vomit. Because when your finger touches the base of your tongue, your body reacts and causes a gag reflex. In turn, makes you nauseous and prompts you to vomit.
Drink Warm Salt Water
Add one or two teaspoons of salt to the glass of warm. take this salty solution in a single drink. It may take 25 to 30 minutes to induce vomit, but you can use your finger to speed up the process.Basically, salt contains sodium so that excess sodium can cause a shift in the natural electrolyte balance of your body and force you to expel the saltwater.
Gargle with a saltwater solution to stimulate your salivary glands, by mixing a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and gargling and holding it in your mouth for 10 minutes.
Gargling with warm water triggers a gag reflex, which induces vomiting. However, the gargling should be intense. You can also add salt to the warm water gargle to further accelerate the process.
Use a Toothbrush
Your toothbrush can also be used to induce vomiting. This technique will be particularly useful if you don’t like the idea of putting your finger down your throat. You can rub your toothbrush against the back of your tongue to make yourself vomit almost immediately.
You throw up because of the gag reflex provoked by the toothbrush.
Think about Vomiting
Convince your body to vomit by imagining vomiting and all things that make you sick. When you focus your mind on the sights, sounds, and smells that make you sick, you become nauseated and may vomit.
Gargle with Egg Whites
The thought of gargling with egg whites may make a few pukes. If that doesn’t work, you may gargle with the whites separated from the eggs. The unpleasant smell and taste of raw egg whites can cause you to throw up almost instantly.
Watch others throw up
It is known as sympathetic vomiting when you start vomiting after seeing others vomitas you experience an emotional response. This is a simple way to puke, but it might not work for everyone.
Taking Baking Soda
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and gulp it down.Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) has been used to induce vomiting. One of the side effectsof consuming too much sodium bicarbonate is nausea and vomiting (as the body tries to correct the salt balance by drawing water into the digestive system). However, caution should be exercised while following this method as it may lead to severe complications.
Mix one or two teaspoons of mustard in a glass of water and drink the solution in one go.Mustard possesses natural emetic properties. It can make you nauseous and induce vomiting
Do not make this a habit. Because Mustard contains high amounts of sodium, and excess sodium is not good for your health. Consult your doctor before you opt this method as a remedy.
Mixsome bloodroot powder in a glass of water and consume it. Bloodroot is a plant used traditionally to cure various health issues. Although this herb is of medicinal importance, and it is also known to induce nausea and vomiting.
Consuming a high dose of bloodroot herb can be harmful. Avoid taking it on a regular basis. Consult your doctor before consuming it.
What to Do After You Throw Up
After discussing the methods of how to make yourself throw up, lets move towards the things we should do after puking:
- Hydrate yourself.
- Take a warm shower.
- Clean your throat and nose.
- Don’t brush your teeth immediately after vomiting causes additional problems like enamel eroding.
- Eat a banana to gain nutrients.
- Take some rest as throwing up is really exhausting.
Side Effects of Throwing Up
Throwing up is not fun. So, don’t induce vomiting unless you really need to. It has several side effects discussed below:
- Dehydration and loss of electrolyte.
- You may also develop bulimia (an eating disorder).
- Your body becomes prone to vomiting.
- Your stomach acid may erode your teeth and mouth.
- You may suffer from acid refluxes or even ulcers.
Before you leave!
Throwing up might be a good option in some circumstances, but it should be done under proper care. You might need to try a couple of methods for self-induced vomiting until you get the one that works best for you.
The above-mentioned methods for how to make you throw up should only be used in a not-so-serious situation. If your vomiting and nausea are more serious, please consult your doctor.