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Family Health : How to Calm an Upset Stomach

November 16, 2019


You’ve got an upset stomach and you want to
know how to make that go away. My name is Beverly Bitterman, ARNP. I’m a health and
wellness consultant, and I have a few tips for you. Common indigestion, perhaps from
eating too much, eating, perhaps, the wrong kind of food, eating late at night — something
like that has caused you to have an upset stomach. If it’s simple indigestion, the best
thing to do is to avoid eating solid food for a few hours. Give your stomach a break.
Three or four hours is a good idea. Meanwhile, have a…have some sips of water. You can
have lukewarm water or warm water is probably the best. If the water goes down easy and
doesn’t make your stomach ache worse, then try drinking a whole glass of water. If that
seems to go okay, wait a few more minutes — like 20 or 30 minutes — and have another
glass of water. What you’re doing is you’re aiding your body and moving that food down
and out. Meanwhile, the other kind of things that you could drink would be hot teas. You
might want to try some ginger, some ginger ale, or this is a ginger root. You could cut
a piece of that and put it in hot water and let it steam for about three minutes and then
drink that. Once you feel a little bit better, then start with easy to digest food. Things
like chicken noodle soup are great, toast with butter would be a good choice, scrambled
egg, cottage cheese, things like that. If you have any of the following symptoms, however,
seek medical care. If your…if your bowel movements are dark, maroon or tarry, you need
to seek medical care. If you have a high fever and if it’s lasting more than a day or two,
you may give your doctor a call. By high, I mean something over 102 and you’re wondering
what to do. If you’re vomiting and that’s not going away, you also may wish to give
your doctor a call. So I would suggest that you try to ease in to eating if you’ve got
simple indigestion, keep your fluids up, and I hope you feel better.

82 Comments

  • Reply Kingmadness YT April 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Lmao @ emokiddo1995

  • Reply SIMON309930 April 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    emokiddo1995 IM SORRY TO HEAR THIS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR G.P. IT COULD BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN AN UPSET TUMMY XX

  • Reply Gabe Dirkx July 20, 2009 at 2:09 am

    your kidding right

  • Reply Hungry And Broke February 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    OMG I HAD A STOMACH FOR AN WHOLE NIGHT THX ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! With that hot water it cured me

  • Reply Hungry And Broke February 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    But The Ginger GAVE ME A MASSIVE DIARHEA!

  • Reply Zoikes360 February 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I lold

  • Reply daro2096 April 18, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    @pouetes

    I think that is the idea if you have a blockage.

  • Reply jusk June 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    XD My stomach ache stopped from watching this video. Thanks for the advices anyway, will use them next time.

  • Reply Rematzz July 1, 2010 at 11:22 am

    i have bin out drinkin last night n this morning i feel sick and i have bin sick how do i get rid of that ??

  • Reply Allen Tax August 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Some of you…as emokid…..seriously. The TYPE of "upset stomach". OR I say "upset intestines". Some do get these mixed up. And by type. I mean either the sickness virus type or by acid and such. As to the video, it relates to non virus relievement. Water & Ginger soda works for me for the non virus upsetness. Water and ginger soda wont totally work for the virus…….helloooo…yeah.

  • Reply holly13000 August 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    i have a bad stomache ache and laying on my stomach wont help it

  • Reply holly13000 August 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    im going to drink water right now

  • Reply holly13000 August 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    the water helped my stomach ache

  • Reply Rebecca Velasco November 15, 2010 at 2:09 am

    @mattyk209 dont drink

  • Reply parker808 December 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    i ate too much and just spend a few hours rollin round in bed…on the floor…burp a few times…roll round a bit more…try to sleep it off and by morning you'll find your good as new.

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    You look like Edna off the 'Incredibles'.

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  • Reply noahondyqq123 May 1, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I'll try the water

  • Reply noahondyqq123 May 1, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I'll try the warm water

  • Reply Stivin Yoonivrse June 14, 2011 at 1:35 am

    How to get rid of an upset stomach:
    Pee
    Fart
    Poo

  • Reply C Porter July 13, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Mint sometimes help, but if you have a touch of food poisoning, forget it.. you're SOL

  • Reply nina griffin July 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    i have my period, and my stomach is killing me..any advice?

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  • Reply mrjayarr cortez June 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    its just a question…………….chill out

  • Reply John McCarthy August 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    maybe they'll make a vid of how to get rid of dihoreea youl be dead after that

  • Reply Arlainserlyn September 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I ate 4 adderall and I puked. What should I do?

  • Reply ShadyJafar November 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I TRIED THIS AND COULDNT STOP SHITTING!!!!! ARGHHHHHH!!

  • Reply Chuck Norris November 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    0-0

  • Reply Rachel Miller January 31, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    °_° you should see a doctor about that…

  • Reply Jose olvera March 3, 2013 at 4:24 am

    @parker808 thanks

  • Reply dave elise March 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks the next morning i was shitting it all out feel good now

  • Reply Alilly May 1, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Im trying the ginger with water, hope it works

  • Reply Link5000clayton May 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Hey I found a way to calm an upset stomach, and it actually worked

  • Reply Link5000clayton May 5, 2013 at 6:26 am

    You need to take your shirt off, turn on the aircon, lie down and watch something or look at something that is hilarious

  • Reply Drake Steel June 11, 2013 at 3:44 am

    this actually works

  • Reply ronaldo younan June 21, 2013 at 5:58 am

    i hope this works

  • Reply Swerve Territory June 30, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Idk what to do any more hope this helps

  • Reply Michael Lynch July 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    you should really see a docter…

  • Reply SkyLemon September 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    School tomoz I need to loose my belly ache fast

  • Reply DoughboyD16 September 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I need to get rid of this fast it's my nephews birthday tomorrow hope it works thanks

  • Reply Molly Workman September 30, 2013 at 1:25 am

    i really hope this helps! Im gonna try this

  • Reply Grace Wren November 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I'm a teenagers and I went trick or treating and the day after I got home from school. I had a stomach ache for bout 1 hour. Thanks for this!!!

  • Reply comedyisawesome42 November 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I'm feeling better thx!

  • Reply Amber Ramen December 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    This made no sense..

  • Reply opal January 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Ok I can't eat the corn I wanted to today then : /

  • Reply Aiden Smith January 6, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Im dying of stomach pain hope this works

  • Reply Travisjohn Brasher January 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I need more help plz my tummy is in pain bad bad pain plz make a way to get my better if you do that's help full it will mean a lot to me thank you xx

  • Reply WOOTIMSOAWESOME1111 January 25, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Started throwing up during this video

  • Reply Danielle Young January 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    i don't know if this gonna work but i will try it

  • Reply ROMAN LOPEZ January 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I threw up after this video

  • Reply P King March 18, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I feel gassy

  • Reply kalyn McCarthy March 30, 2014 at 1:58 am

    i just sat on the toilet 

  • Reply Luis Vilca April 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    skeleton sucking a dick in the background 

  • Reply Luis Esquilin June 13, 2014 at 1:55 am

    This shit doesn't work. I've done all of it before and still get upset stomachs all the time.

  • Reply Taro Sakurai July 17, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I ate to much i had this for 2 – 3 days

  • Reply random channel July 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    what do i do if i smashed the left side of my stomach on the door handle by acedent and now cant even move without it hurting really bad plz help me its hurting and i dont like it

  • Reply Operation Handbrake September 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    im drinking a glass of water and i feel like vomiting and farting…….

  • Reply Kate Culjak October 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    After watching this I took a crap and felt fine 😀

  • Reply Jessica Warmerdam November 12, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I did what kate says 😀 Took a crap and felt fine :DDDD

  • Reply That One Marine November 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks! 😀

  • Reply Xtreme Kid Gaming Road to 50 Subscribers December 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Or you can poop and let it all out.

  • Reply dillard raekwon January 7, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I've had to go to the ER because of stomach cramps

  • Reply dillard raekwon January 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    And just take a crap?

  • Reply Landen Trapp March 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I I still have a stomach cramp and I had it for 4 days now

  • Reply duck tape experts March 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I just took a crap and I was fine?

  • Reply Elizabeth Zacatelco Triston March 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Well thanks for sharing the video…

  • Reply Toy Chica! April 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I dont get it I ate 2 well actually snuck girl scout cookies and I was awake all night and heading to the bathroom every 5 minutes 

  • Reply Emma McElveen July 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I don't get it I ate breakfast and didn't eat for the rest of the day thats how bad it is. I can barely stand without getting nauseous

  • Reply Owen Richardson August 13, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    my mum doesn't let me eat the only thing I eat is porridge for my breakfast in the middle of the day I will have my dinner and that's why I get stumik ake I'm starven my dad feeds me properly I always get bullied my mum is trying the best she can to stop people bully me I always spend my time bye my self 😉 it's all tro i never lie; )

  • Reply Boyiie September 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I drank hot chocolate

  • Reply Rat Poison December 20, 2015 at 4:19 am

    my stomach hurts a lot and feel like going to the bathroom but nothing comes out also when I feel like throwing up I never do plz help don't know what 2 do…

  • Reply Courtney Harmony January 4, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    My belly hurts cus I am depressed

  • Reply They Call Me Staicy February 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Do it the Mexican way 7up pepto bismol and vapo rub

  • Reply K RDP May 9, 2016 at 2:22 am

    for me my tummy always upset (very rarely is my tummy happy)

  • Reply K RDP May 9, 2016 at 2:25 am

    my tummy is always upset (very rarely is my tummy happy) i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove to pat and rub my tummy. and praises my tummy as the good boy he is

  • Reply Chearrannee Ngin August 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Wat happens if u have a stomache every single morning and afternoon

  • Reply White Wolf October 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    ow my stomach hurts cuz of pizza

  • Reply crystal alvarez January 22, 2017 at 6:30 am

    ty

  • Reply Ethan Griffin April 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I ate lasagna now my stomachs hurting

  • Reply EmilyyMarie December 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Really?  Toast with butter?  I was always told to avoid dairy products when im vomiting.  Is it actually ok to eat dairy during stomach pain?

  • Reply MrMouseMan - Squidella January 19, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Don’t eat double chocolate cereal and chocolate milk
    Got some “butt issues”

  • Reply M Diabz September 25, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I’m always constipated and I always have an upset stomach & cramps. Especially when I eat fast food and intake a lot of caffeine….. ? pray for me.

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