Nursing and External Applications for Loss of Appetite, Nausea, Vomiting

Loss of appetite

  • Ginger tea or ginger water (drink on an empty stomach)
    has a warming effect in the deeper areas of the metabolism, very helpful during chemotherapy as well (1).

Particularly suitable for morphine-induced nausea and loss of appetite, which are often accompanied by dry mouth and fatigue:

Nausea and vomiting

  • Eat small meals, eat with upright posture.

  • Provide good smells, air the room.

  • Lemon juice: a few drops to 1 tbsp. several times a day or suck a slice of lemon for prophylaxis and therapy of morphine-induced nausea (see also “Loss of appetite”).

For nausea induced by chemotherapy or morphine (see also “Loss of appetite”) (2):

  • Ginger tea or ginger sticks

  • Treat the feet: movement, embrocation, foot reflexology massage (approximately in the middle of the arch of the right foot).

  • Yarrow tea liver compress at midday
    For instructions, see:
    http://www.pflege-vademecum.de/schafgarben_leberwickel.php?locale=en

  • Chamomile abdominal compress
    has an antispasmodic effect in cases of vomiting.

  • Melissa oil abdominal compress with Melissa oil WALA (Ingredients: Carvi aetheroleum, Foeniculi amari fructus aetheroleum, Melissa officinalis ex herba 5%, Origanum majorana ex herba 5%) has a relaxing, warming effect (see also: http://www.pflege-vademecum.de/2714.php?locale=en).

Research news

Parental Confidence in Fever Management - Results from an App-Based Registry    
Parents' confidence regarding their children's fever is a key factor in its management and there is still unnecessary anxiety and associated antipyretic overuse. The FeverApp application collects naturalistic real-time data on febrile infections and educates parents on fever management. First entry data of 3721 children (mean age 21 months) was assessed. Antipyretics were used initially in 14.7% of children. Their use was mostly associated with febrile temperature, but also low well-being of the children. Thus, associations were partly in accordance with recent guidelines. All results are published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192114502.


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