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How To Make Yourself Throw Up Easily

How To Make Yourself Throw Up Easily

Throwing up is a painful experience. But sometimes it’s good for your body. Sounds weird right?

Have you ever felt undigested food sitting in your stomach and causing all sorts of irritation?

Did excessive consumption of alcohol ever cause dry heaving in your body (feeling like puking but nothing coming out)?

In such cases, it is better to throw up than to keep the trouble within you.

Induced vomiting may especially help during indigestion, food poisoning, and excessive acidity. In fact, it is followed as a body detox ritual in many parts of the world!

In this article, we have listed several methods on how to make yourself throw up easily. We have also included methods that should not be used, to make yourself throw up.

Caution: Induced vomiting is not meant for everyone and may lead to severe consequences if done improperly. It may especially cause miscarriage in pregnant mothers. So, make sure you consult a doctor before doing it.


Is Forcing Yourself To Vomit A Good Idea?

7 Easy Ways To Make Yourself Throw Up

Methods that you should not use

Throwing up as a detox ritual

Side effects of throwing up

What to do after you throw up

Side effects of throwing up


Is Forcing Yourself To Vomit A Good Idea?


Well, the answer varies according to your situation.

 Throwing up may act even better than medicines for indigestion, acidity, and food poisoning. It brings out excess acid, mucous, undigested food, and other toxins accumulated in your stomach. While the medicines act upon the symptoms, throwing up eradicates the very cause of all problems.

But frequent throwing up disturbs the esophagus and upper respiratory system causing tissue tears which may lead to bleeding.

Moreover, throwing up regularly makes your body lose a lot of electrolytes, thus making it weak.

So, it is not advisable to make it a habit and throw up every time you feel wobbly. Nor should you use it to lose weight.

However, if it is the only alternative left, then you may try any of the following ways on how to make yourself throw up easily.

7 Easy Ways To Make Yourself Throw Up

  1. Use your gag reflex
  2. Use your toothbrush
  3. Expose yourself to unpleasant smells and sight
  4. Coca-Cola
  5. Gargle with egg whites
  6. Mustard with Buttermilk
  7. Baking Soda

1. Use your gag reflex

  1. Add a bit of salt in 2 liters of lukewarm water.
  2. Drink as much water as possible, until you are completely filled up.
  3. The more water you drink the more effortlessly you can throw up.
  4. Now make sure that your nails are cut.
  5. Find a place where you can puke, it may be your toilet, a bucket, sink, or disposable vomit bags.
  6. Sit down or kneel in a way such that there is no excess pressure in your abdominal area.
  7. Press your middle and ring finger down in the back of your throat as far as needed to trigger your gag reflex.
  8. Take out your fingers once you start feeling nausea, take a deep breath, and throw up.
  9. Press a few more times until the whole water that you drank comes out and you start feeling relaxed.
  10. Wash your face and clean your nose, in case the vomit enters your nasal area.
  11. Lie down for a few minutes and take rest.

Please Take care of the following points:

  1. Don’t force yourself too much. If you have drunk enough water, you can throw up easily.
  • Adding salt into the water is necessary so that the water doesn’t get absorbed in your system and cause bloating. Use rock salt (if available) instead of table salt to get better results.

This is the most effective way to make yourself throw up easily. However, if you find it painful, you may try the next few ways.

2. Use Your Toothbrush


Not pleased with the idea of sticking your fingers down your throat?

Just follow everything according to the first step but replace your fingers with a toothbrush.

Start rubbing your toothbrush against the back of your tongue and it will trigger your gag reflex somewhat similar to your fingers.

Try this method to prompt yourself to vomit instantly.

If you want to throw up without using your gag reflex then try out the next steps.

3.  Expose Yourself To Unpleasant Smells And Sights


 Exposure to unpleasant smells and sights is a good idea when you want to throw up without using your gag reflex.

You may use anything, from unwashed socks to underwear for this purpose. The more disgusting the smell is, the easier you can puke out! You may also complement this by watching others puke.

When your body comes in contact with such unpleasant smells and sight, certain stimuli are sent to your brain. Your brain feels like getting poisoned.

As a reflex action, it wants to expel the previous meal which may appear to be the source of the poison. To do so, your brain induces nausea and you end up puking.

4. Coca-Cola


“Damn!! But I used Coke to cure my upset stomach and not to upset it any further!”.

Well, it’s true that Coca-Cola sometimes helps in indigestion. But this happens solely due to the carbon-di-oxide bubbled in it.

If you pour the coke in a vessel and keep it open for some time, all the gas will be gone. You will be left with a pure solution of sugar.

 The high sugar concentration in the Coca-Cola will irritate your stomach and it will want to throw out the excess sugar.

Just gulp down this “gas-free coke” and you will feel like throwing up in 30 mins.

This way of ‘how to make yourself throw up easily’ worked magically for me! You may also give it a try.

5. Gargle with Egg whites


If you are one of those who loath the smell of eggs, then you must try this out!

Does the very thought of doing it making you nauseous? Imagine what will happen when you really do it!

Just take 2-3 eggs and separate out their whites in a bowl.

Gargle with them for a few moments and you will soon feel like throwing up.

6. Mustard with Buttermilk

Just mix 2-3 teaspoons of mustard with buttermilk and gulp it down. Wait for half an hour to get the results.

This way of ‘how to make yourself throw up easily’ worked for me quite well.

When I was a child, I sipped a bottle of toilet cleaner (as it smelled like a fruit juice).

My granny instantly gave me this solution of mustard with buttermilk as first aid. It tasted nasty but made me throw up within 20 mins.

Later, when we visited the doctor, he tested me and confirmed that I had no more ‘toilet cleaner’ in my stomach.

7. Baking Soda


You may add 3-4 teaspoons of baking soda in a glass of lukewarm water and gulp it down. This can make yourself throw up easily.

Too much baking soda disturbs the pH levels of the stomach. Your body tries to correct the high sodium concentration by pulling water into your digestive tract which finally makes you throw up.

Methods that you should not use

Now that you have known the methods of ‘how to make yourself throw up easily’, you must know a few things you shouldn’t do.

Many websites promote the following ways of throwing up which may cause more harm than good to your body. You should avoid these methods as far as possible:

  • Overeating

Overeating causes the accumulation of more toxins in your stomach. It results in the absorption of the food that you wanted to get rid of in the first place. If you don’t manage to throw up by overeating, you will end up bloated and with severe discomfort.

  • Use of Emetics

Use of Ipecac syrup as an emetic to induce vomiting was very common in the past. However, recent studies have shown that it has a cardiotoxic potential and results in prolonged vomiting, lethargy, and diarrhea.

  • Bloodroot herb

The Bloodroot herb was historically used by Americans to induce vomiting. But nowadays, it is not suggested because of its poisonous effects on the body.

Throwing up as a detox ritual

You will be surprised to know that throwing up is used as a ritual to detox the body in many parts of the world.

It is believed to cure acidity, lack of hunger, weak digestive system, stress, depression, anxiety, and psychosomatic disorders. It also helps to check bad breath and skin problems.

If done once in 12-15 days, induced vomiting in an empty stomach is believed to cure a lot of major ailments.

Who can’t perform self-induced vomiting?

As mentioned earlier, induced vomiting is not meant for everyone. It may cause severe consequences if done by the following people:

  1. Pregnant mothers should strictly avoid this as it increases the chances of miscarriage.
  2. Heart patients who have had bypass surgery or heart attacks.
  3. Anyone who had any stomach related surgery.
  4. Hernia patients.
  5. People with high blood pressure.
  6. Someone who has ingested a corrosive poison

What to do after you throw up

  • Splash water upon your face and neck and clean up your mouth and nasal area. You may use a mouthwash to get rid of the smell.
  • Lie down and take rest for a few minutes as your body may feel weak.
  • Don’t eat anything just after throwing up since the lining of your esophagus becomes weak and sensitive. You may drink water if you want.
  • After 30 mins, you may have fresh fruit juice, ORS, or lemonade followed by some light and easy to digest food.

Note: Don’t brush your teeth right after puking as the excess acid weakens your tooth enamel. Brushing may cause further erosion of the enamel.

Side effects of throwing up

Throwing up can have the following adverse effects upon your body:

Dehydration& Loss of Electrolytes: A lot of water along with important electrolytes goes out of your body when you vomit thereby, making you weak.

Our body may become prone to vomiting: Constant induced vomiting may actually make us prone to vomiting.

Burns in the esophagus: The stomach acid may cause swelling,burns, and inflammation in your esophagus, a medical condition called esophagitis.


Bulimia: You may end up having an emotional disorder when people get over obsessed to lose weight by fasting and self-induced vomiting.


Aspiration: A part of the vomit may enter your airways and lungs, causing aspiration pneumonia.


Tooth enamel erosion: The stomach acid that comes out while throwing up is extremely strong and it may even erode your tooth enamel.


Throwing up can be a good method of removing toxins and harmful substances from your body. However, you shouldn’t do it every time you feel sick.

Never use this technique to lose weight.

The best seven methods to make yourself throw up are: using your gag reflex, using a toothbrush, smelling something unpleasant, Coca-Cola, gurgling egg whites, mustard-buttermilk solution, and baking soda.

Try to avoid the following ways: Overeating, Emetics, and Bloodroot herb.

Throwing up is also used as a body detox ritual in many parts of the world.

Pregnant mothers, heart patients, hernia patients, and high bp patients should avoid induced vomiting.

After throwing up you should take rest to regain energy. Drink fruit juice, ORS solution, and lemonade solution 30 mins after throwing up. Don’t eat heavy meals after throwing up.

Self-induced vomiting has certain side effects, so you should consult a doctor before doing it.



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