No one likes an upset stomach. It can ruin your day or at least make you feel crummy. So, how do you fix it? We’re sharing five remedies to settle your upset stomach and take you from feeling bad to feeling great.
Eat Something Bland.
An upset stomach often occurs when you’re sick. While doctors no longer recommend exclusively eating bland food while you’re feeling ill, eating a few bland foods throughout the day might help ease your troubled tummy. Try lightly salted crackers, unbuttered popcorn, bananas or plain rice to help give your upset stomach time to recover. Remember, please consult your doctor if your symptoms become irregular or last longer than two days.
Take Some Pepto Bismol.
When an upset stomach is caused by eating or drinking too much or accompanies diarrhea, it’s Pepto Bismol to the rescue! Our favorite remedy is also a quick way to fix your tummy woes. Pepto Bismol soothes your discomfort with proteins that enhance the viscosity of the protective layer in the upper gastrointestinal tract to help you feel better.
Drink a Fizzy Beverage.
Many people have fond memories of sipping on a ginger ale or Sprite while home sick. Although there is no medical benefit to enjoying a fizzy beverage, it can often provide immediate (and temporary) relief of your upset stomach.
Go to the Bathroom.
If your stomach is feeling queasy, a simple and immediate solution is to go to the bathroom. Often, that’s all you need to do to feel some relief. If you find yourself visiting the bathroom more than usual, remember to stay hydrated and take some Pepto.
Wait It Out.
Sometimes, an upset stomach can settle itself — you just need to give it time. Distract yourself by watching your favorite show or diving into a good book. Soon, you’ll feel better and be ready to get back to your day. If not, try one of the remedies above for a quicker solution.
Thankfully, an upset stomach isn’t forever. Choose a remedy that makes sense for you and your circumstances, and chances are you’ll be back to normal in no time.