Throwing up, vomiting, puking, barfing, no matter what you call it, one thing is certain it is not something fun to do.
You definitely should not make a habit of doing this and quickly seek medical attention if you vomit 2-4 times in a single day.
However, sometimes throwing up becomes necessary. If you have consumed some poisonous substance, eaten some expired food, or taken some harmful medicine, throwing up is the first option before you reach a hospital.
By self-inducing a vomit, you might be able to remove some or all of those harmful substances from your body, or at least slow down the effects.
In this article, you will find ELEVEN ways about how to make yourself throw up quickly. There are some quick and easy fixes and some difficult choices as well; if the easy ones don’t work. So, let’s get into it:
11 Methods Of Inducing Vomiting
1:#Make Yourself Throw Up With Your Finger
It sounds disgusting, but using your finger is the quickest and easiest way to make yourself throw up.
All you got to do is shove a finger into your mouth and push it as far as you can.
When the finger reaches the back of your tongue, it triggers the gag reflex, which makes you throw up.
So, it’s all about triggering the gag reflex. Some people don’t have a gag reflex, and this method won’t work for them.
2:#Use Your Toothbrush
Using the toothbrush is a less disgusting alternative to using your finger to make yourself throw up.
The science is the same, use the toothbrush to touch the back of your tongue and try to trigger the gag reflex.
Since a toothbrush is longer than a finger, it can reach further back and can help you throw up even if you don’t have a gag reflex.
It doesn’t seem very effective, but it is. You might have heard of contagious yawning. When you see someone yawning, you start yawning as well.
Similarly, when you see someone throwing up, it can cause you to feel like throwing up as well. The same goes when you imagine yourself throwing up.
If you have a vivid imagination and can go into the graphic details, we assure you can make yourself throw up just by imagining it.
Coca-cola has some weird uses, but this might just be the weirdest of them all. But we aren’t talking about a brand new coca-cola.
You will need a coca-cola that has run out of all the carbon dioxide gas. If you leave a glass of coke in the open, all the bubbles will vanish in few minutes.
After that, it’s just a drink with a very high sugar content. So high that your body cant withstand it and throws it out in the form of vomit.
#5:Use Salt With Warm Water
Using salt with water has various medical uses, and helping you throw up is just one of them. The sodium in the salt can alter the balance of your body’s electrolytes.
Add two teaspoons in a glass of water and drink the whole glass in one go. By doing this, your body will try and expel the extra sodium from the body, making you throw up.
This technique is not as quick as the others on the list. This can take 15-20 minutes. You can try the gag reflex techniques to speed up the process.
#6:Use Bloodroot Herb
Bloodroot herb has various medical uses, and different societies used it for different purposes. The Indians used it for its dye to color their bodies, and they also developed a tea for treating illnesses like fever and rheumatism.
The taste of the herb is very nauseating, and it can cause vomiting. Just mix a little bit of the powder in a glass of water and drink it.
Make sure you only use a small amount because it is a toxic herb.If you consume a large portion, it can be dangerous.
We suggest contacting your doctor before you try the bloodroot herb to induce vomiting.
#7:Use Mustard Solution
If you mix mustard into a glass of water and then drink it all in a single gulp, it will induce vomiting within 20-30 minutes.
Mustard has, what experts call, emetic properties which naturally induce vomiting. Plus, the taste is so bad that anyone would throw up after drinking the mustard solution.
This is another method that can be dangerous if you go over the top with it. Mustard has high sodium, so if you consume it regularly in large doses, you might have some adverse effects. So we suggest you only use this method as the last measure.
#8:Use Baking Soda
You might be seeing a pattern here. Consuming anything that has a lot of sodium in it will make you throw up. Baking soda has sodium bicarbonate which is known to induce vomiting.
It is used by medical professionals as well but in a sustained manner. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in water and gulp it down in a single go.
You will start feeling nausea and start vomiting shortly after. We say again, do not make it a habit.
#9:Expose Yourself To An Unpleasant Sight Or Smell
You know how you want to throw up when you smell your socks and shoes after a long workout on a hot summer day. Try something like that to throw up quickly.
Watching someone else throw up can also induce vomiting, so maybe go on Youtube and watch a couple of vomiting videos.
Similarly, watching something that you find disgusting can also help you throw up.
#10:Gargle With Egg Whites
Some people find it hard to gargle anyways and might throw up by gargling with mouth wash too.
If you aren’t one of those people, we suggest gargling with egg whites. Even thinking about gargling with egg whites will make some people puke.
It has to do with the taste and smell of the egg whites. Both these things are very unpleasant and when you gargle with them, you bear the brunt of the taste and the smell at the same time.
We assure you even someone as healthy as a horse will throw up with this technique.
#11:Use Black Salt
Just like normal salt, consuming black salt mixed with water in a single go will induce vomiting as well.
The black salt also contains high sodium content in the form of sodium chloride and sodium bisulfate.
Black salt also has various medical uses and is used as a laxative and digestive aid. But when consumed in abundance with the water, it is known to alter the body’s electrolyte balance and induce vomiting.
What Should You Do After You Throw Up?
Once you throw up, you will feel weak, dehydrated, and a bit hungry as well. So, here is a few things you should do after throwing up to feel better:
- Blow your nose to remove any vomit residue inside your nose.
- Gargle with water or mouth wash to remove residue and smell from your mouth.
- Drink half-a-glass of water.
- Drink fresh orange or apple juice to get rid of the smell and rehydrate yourself.
- Do not eat anything for at least an hour.
Should I Make Myself Throw up If I Feel Sick?
Vomiting is related to a lot of different illnesses and diseases. If you are completely sure that the only reason is something you ate, making yourself throw up might help.
However, if you are not sure what is making you feel sick, we suggest going to a hospital before trying to make yourself throw up at home.
Why Can’t I Throw Up?
Throwing up depends on your body, and some people are just unable to throw up whenever they feel like it. People who don’t have a gag reflex can’t throw up using a toothbrush or a finger.
If you tried the other methods and still can’t throw up, you should go and see a doctor. However, keep in mind that it is unhealthy to throw up, and making yourself throw up can have some serious adverse effects.
Now you know ELEVEN different ways of how to make yourself throw up quickly. We suggest instead of trying to make yourself throw up at home after eating something harmful, you go to a doctor and get yourself checked by a professional.
If you are 100% sure that it’s nothing serious and throwing up will make you feel better, only then should you resort to this. Even then, you should get yourself checked up at the earliest.