How To Make Yourself Throw Up – 7 Ways That Actually Work!

Inducing vomiting sometimes becomes necessary when you accidentally swallow something that you are not supposed to or when you have to get rid of that hangover to make yourself functional again. It is interesting to note that making yourself throw up on purpose is not something invented by gen-z, in fact, it is been in practice for decades and is being used by doctors and professionals for a long time for various medical emergencies.

This is not it, in fact, earlier parents were advised to keep a bottle of ipecac syrup with themselves which is a thick substance that is known for inducing vomiting. However, The American Academy of Pediatrics has voted against the use of ipecac and has encouraged people to get rid of it. 

It is important to acknowledge that making yourself throw up on purpose once in a while may seem okay, but if you do it regularly, it can seriously damage your body and you know what they say, precaution is always better than cure. However, if it’s an emergency, then definitely you can seek help from this practice, and in this article, we are going to show you HOW! 

Keep reading to know How to make yourself throw up!

Caution: Do not use these methods to lose weight. We highly vote against it. It is also advised to consult your physician before going through with it.

7 Ways To Make Yourself Throw Up On Purpose:


1. Using your fingers

Using fingers to induce vomiting

As gross as it sounds, it does actually work. In fact, it is considered as the most effective way of executing this practice. To perform this, you will just have to push your finger or fingers to the back of your throat.

This will help because when your fingers come in contact with the back of your throat, it results in creating a gag-reflex which will result in making you feel nauseous and eventually will make you vomit.

Tip: If you don’t feel comfortable using your own fingers, you can also use a toothbrush to do the work for you.

2. Gargle with egg whites

Egg white mask

Trust me, If I am already feeling nauseous just by thinking about it, we should not doubt its effectiveness. Those who don’t feel like puking their guts out just by the thought of it, you might wanna consider separating the egg yolk from the whites and actually gargling with it.

Brave hearts has been using this method to get rid of the toxins from the body and as we can imagine, the process has a working rate of 100%. This method works simply because the smell and taste of raw egg are so unpleasant that throwing up happens naturally. 

3. Warm Salt Water

Here’s a less disgusting alternative of using salt water instead of the egg whites. You will just have to add two tablespoons of salt to one glass of water and swallow it whole in one go. Then you will just have to wait for a few minutes, to be precise, about 20 to 25 minutes or sometimes even half an hour.

And if nothing happens then, you can use your fingers and push it to the back of your throat to make it work faster. The reason why it proves to be effective is that too much sodium in your body can disturb the natural electrolyte balance and in order to maintain that balance again, the body’s natural response is to induce vomiting.

4. Coca-Cola

coca cola poured in glass

Coca-cola can work the same as saltwater, which is by disturbing the electrolyte balance, only instead of sodium, the body will have too much sugar. To perform this step you will have to take a bottle of cola and make it rest with an open cap for some time.

This step is performed to make sure that the cola is out of gas, it is because the process only works if coca-cola has run out of bubbles. The trick is to keep drinking the cola (after the carbon-di-oxide has evaporated) and drink a bit of water afterward.

This will trigger the body into vomiting because due to the high sugar content your system treats it as an irritant and will try to remove it from your body. 

5. Baking Soda

Baking soda is again to the rescue. At this point, I believe baking soda is your answer to any home remedy. So all you have to do is, add a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and gulp it in a one go.

Baking Soda has sodium bicarbonate that will help in inducing the feeling of nausea and vomiting in your body and as a result, will make you throw up eventually.

6. Mustard Solution

Mustard Grains

Like other unpleasant things, the raw mustard solution also works because of intolerable taste and smell. Due to its high natural emetic properties, a mustard solution can make you feel nauseous and induces vomiting.

To execute this step, you just have to take one or two tablespoons of mustard and add it in a glass of water. Then just drink it all at once. After consuming the solution, you will feel nauseous and that will automatically make you wanna throw up.

Caution: Consuming mustard in high doses on regular basis is harmful to your body. Mustard contains a high amount of sodium which can disturb the natural electrolyte balance and also mustard can generate a lot of heat inside your system which can do no good to you. 

7. Expose Yourself To Unpleasant Sights or Smells


Lol… I know this is funny but it always works.

Exposing yourself to unpleasant smells and sights is pretty torturous but if any of the above methods are not comfortable for you, then this remains your only savior. It is a normal human tendency to feel nauseous or throw up when you see or smell something really unpleasant.

Examples of that would be, watching someone else throw up, stinky socks, or simply just something you find disgusting. This process works because the neurons in your brains, the cells that are responsible for anything we feel, generates a reflex action.

Reflex action is simply body’s natural response to something unbearable and as a result of that, you will start feeling sick and will eventually make yourself throw up. 


Things to do to make yourself feel better after vomiting:

Throwing up is definitely a very exhausting and unpleasant process. The after-effects of which can make you feel really tired, as well as the taste of your mouth, can become unbearable too.

To ensure that the suffering doesn’t last too long, you should follow the steps mentioned below that are proved to be making you feel a little better after vomiting. 

1. Blow your nose, to ensure that any residue of your vomit is removed from your sinuses.

2. Gargle with mouthwash to get rid of that terrible and unpleasant smell and taste from your mouth.

3. Taking a hot shower will also help you recover from that unpleasant experience.

4. Drinking water to make yourself hydrated as this practice is known for making your body dehydrated.

5. You can also drink juice or ginger ale to get rid of that bittersweet taste from your mouth and also the bad breath. This will also calm your stomach and make you feel better. 

And now, let’s know that when it is okay to induce vomiting and what are the risk factors involved:

It is one thing to get rid of your hangover through vomiting and another to use this practice to get some harmful chemicals or toxins out of your body. For the latter case, you could make the situation worse for yourself, so it is highly advised to rush to your doctor in this case.

It is important because it’s nearly impossible to get all the poisonous substances out of your body and it may result in more harm than good. There are various risk factors involved with making yourself throw up on purpose, and they are listed below:

  • Dehydration
  • Chemical burns from the toxic substance
  • Inhalation of vomit into your lungs also called as Aspiration
  • Causing damage to the tissues of your mouth and throat
  • Acid from your stomach may erode your teeth and mouth. 
  • It is possible that your body becomes prone to vomiting
  • Having acid reflexes and even ulcers is also a possibility

Due to the various side effects, it is advised to not use this process unless it becomes inevitable. It is important to understand first that if throwing up is going to better your condition or will make it worse and even after carefully evaluating, you should opt to induce it if it becomes a necessity. 


The mere idea of throwing up is unpleasant let alone the actual process, but sometimes it becomes a necessity. If you are in a situation where throwing up on purpose is the only way, then you may take help from the above-given methods. However, some people also use this practice to lose weight and let us tell you that it is extremely dangerous for your body and your good health, so mark our words on that.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and it proved to be helpful for you. Do let us know of any questions, feedback, or suggestions that you have for us. We will make sure to get back to you. 

Information Sources: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Wellness Mama. 

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