How to Induce Vomiting

Occasionally, we all eat something that makes us feel sick. In this case, throwing up what you just ate is probably a good idea instead of dealing with nausea and discomfort. However, you should always take care when you throw up since the process can be painful and uncomfortable. And never use self-induced vomiting as a way to lose weight since vomiting frequently will take away the essential nutrients your body needs. It can also lead to erosion of your esophagus and teeth due to the constant contact with caustic stomach acids.

How to Induce Vomiting

1. Tigger Gag Reflex

2. Watch Someone Else Throw Up

While you won’t likely find someone throwing up right when you need to, watching someone vomit can in fact induce you to do the same. Most likely, you will need to rely on technology and find a video of someone throwing up. The idea is that when you see someone else vomit or do anything else, like yawn, it triggers your body to create the same response. This means if you see someone else vomit, you are more likely to. This is known as sympathy vomiting and is a fast and natural way to induce vomiting.

3. Spinning

Many people have also found that an easy method of how to induce vomiting is spinning. This method makes you dizzy, which can quickly lead to vomiting. Try by sitting in a chair that spins and start the spinning motion. Make the chair twirl faster and faster until you feel as if you are ready to throw up.

4. Take Emetics

To safely induce vomiting, take medications known as emetics. These are designed specifically to induce vomiting. A common emetic is Ipecac, which you will find as a syrup or tablet. Mix it with water then drink it. The medication will make your stomach wall contract severely, pushing out contents. Keep in mind that the medication may take several moments to cause vomiting and you may feel uncomfortable during this time.

5. Try Home-Made Emetics

Are There Any Risks of Inducing Vomiting?

1. Aspiration

One of the biggest risks of learning how to induce vomiting is aspiration. If the vomit reaches the lungs, it can cause aspiration pneumonia.

2. Burning

The vomit may contain corroding substances such as alkali or acids, which may lead to chemical burns on your mouth, throat, or esophagus.

3. Esophageal Tear

In the case of violent vomiting, you may experience a partial thickness tear (Mallory-Weiss syndrome) or possibly a full thickness tear (Boerhaave syndrome). These issues are particularly common among chronic alcoholics as well as those with bulimia or other eating disorders following overeating. Other symptoms include upper abdominal or lower chest pain and vomiting up blood.

4. Choking

When vomit enters the breathing pathways, it may lead to choking, which is always a risk with vomiting, and that is especially true for those who are unconscious. You should never use the techniques of inducing vomiting on someone who isn’t conscious.

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