Abdominal pain is an ache that occurs between the pelvic regions and chest. This pain can be dull, achy, sharp or intermittent. It is also known as stomach pain.
Most of the time, abdominal pain is treated with home remedies and you do not have to visit your doctor. Particular home treatment for abdominal pain usually depends on the symptoms that you have along with the pain, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Basic treatments for abdominal pain
If you have mild stomach pain without any other symptoms, you can try the following:
- Rest until you feel better.
- Consume plenty of water in order to prevent dehydration (avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks, like soda pop, coffee, or tea).
- Avoid eating large meals, spicy foods, and foods that are high in fat. Eat several small meals and mild food, as dry toast, crackers, rice, applesauce, and bananas.
- Do not use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, as aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. They will irritate your abdomen and increase the pain.
Quick Home Treatments #1
If these basic methods are not working for you, Your Health Tubers are recommending you to try the following quick and effective home treatments:
They contain a volatile oil (anethole) that stimulates the secretion of the digestive juices, help relieve inflammation, and reduce the stomach pain caused by it. They are especially good if you have gastritis.
Chew 1 teaspoon fennel seeds thoroughly.
Note: In the case of pregnancy you should avoid fennel seeds.
- Warm Pack
Heat helps to relax muscles. Therefore, if you have any kind of stomach pain, some warmth can relieve the discomfort. This method is also popular for menstrual pain.
If you don’t have a warm pack at the moment, you can also use a warm water bottle for this.
Requirement: a warm/hot pack, or warm water bottle
Directions: Lie down on a bad and put the warm pack on your stomach. The temperature of the pack should not be hot, but really warm. Do this for 20 minutes.
Quick Home Treatments #2
These home remedies you probably have in your kitchen. They are great for stimulating the production of acids due to their high acidity levels and relieve the pain.
- Lemon Water
Warm lemon water, if your issue is an upset stomach, helps an abdominal pain. You will get the added bonus of hydration as well, which will help the digestive system to get in shape and run smoothly.
Requirements: 1 fresh lemon, 1 cup of lukewarm water.
Directions: Squeeze 1 lemon into the cup of warm water and drink it.
- Lime and Club Soda
Just like lemon, lime can also help you ease an aching stomach. Simple mix the lime juice with some club soda and you will get an easy drink that will eliminate your pain. Club soda can encourage burping and thus, relieve pressure in the abdomen. It has been proven to aid greatly with indigestion and constipation.
Requirements: 8-ounces of club soda, 1 fresh lime.
Directions: Squeeze 1 fresh lime into 8-ounces of club soda and mix it well. Sip slowly.
Quick Home Treatments #3
According to Dr. Jill Stansbury, chair of the botanical medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, the warm beverage is easy to digest and can allow the cure to contact directly with the abdomen and intestinal walls.
Herbs that are in the form of a pill can be really hard to digest. Plus, most tinctures contain alcohol and they can harm some other organs of your body.
Honestly, tea is always my first choice for many health ailments, and tea is my number one choice for treating abdominal pain as well. Here, I suggest the licorice tea as one of the quickest home treatments for stomach pain.
- Licorice Tea
Licorice tea is one of the most favorite teas in Britain for treating abdominal pain. It can protect you and treat stomach ulcers that cause bloating, indigestion, and abdominal pain.
Naturally warming, the licorice tea has been traditionally used to support the digestive and respiratory systems.
Requirements: 1 teaspoon of dried licorice root, or 1 teabag of licorice tea, and a cup of warm water
Directions: Boil a cup of water and put the dried licorice root (or teabag) into the water. Leave it for 10 minutes and then drink it while is still warm.
Your abdomen may be bothering you for numerous reasons, such as nerves, something you ate that did not sit well, or an illness. Some beverages and teas can have a calming effect that can help relieve abdominal pain.
You should consult your doctor if any of these home treatments is not helping you.