There are a lot of reasons why you may want to make yourself vomit. 

If you took the wrong drug or consumed something harmful, the first thing that is likely going to come to your mind is- how am I going to make myself throw up? 

While throwing up isn’t a very pleasant experience, it can make you feel better. Keep in mind that self-induced vomiting has its fair share of risks. Health experts have pointed out that forced vomiting may cause complications that may affect your tissues, organs, and your general health.  

You should only make yourself vomit only when it is necessary like when you consumed something harmful.

Presently, there are a handful of ways you can make yourself vomit. You can use your fingers, drink salty water or drink a solution of mustard and water. One of the most effective methods to induce vomiting is to use a toothbrush. Toothbrushes are perfect because they are common, easy to use, and effective. 

This article is going to shed light on how to use a plastic or a bamboo toothbrush to make yourself vomit. Before we dive right into that, we are first going to look at the right time to induce vomiting. 

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When to make yourself vomit

As mentioned above, forcing yourself to vomit may affect your overall health and damage your organs. So, you should only induce vomiting when necessary. Below are some instances when you can make yourself vomit. 

  • If you are experiencing gastric pain 
  • If you are having severe indigestion
  • If you consumed something harmful substance
  • If you took the wrong drug 

Never should you force yourself to throw up to lose weight or every time you feel uneasy. Doing this regularly may strain your esophagus and cause your food pipe to rupture. Even more, it may damage your upper respiratory system and your throat tissues. 

To be on the safe side, you should consult your doctor before inducing vomiting. 

How to make yourself vomit with a toothbrush 

One of the most effective ways to induce vomiting is to use a toothbrush. Regardless of the type of toothbrush you have,  you will be able to use it to make yourself puke. 

There are two ways to can use a toothbrush to induce vomiting. The first is by using the bottom end or handle of the toothbrush. The second is by using the head of the toothbrush. Below is an overview of how to use each of them. 

Using the end of the toothbrush 

Here is how to use the handle or the bottom end of your toothbrush to induce vomiting. 

  • Wet the end of the toothbrush.
  • Carefully insert the toothbrush in your throat (Don’t force it)
  • Keep moving it until you start to gag (Move it back and forth)

You are definitely going to throw up after following these steps.

Using the head of the toothbrush  

Here is how to use the head of your toothbrush to induce vomiting. 

  • Wet the toothbrush
  • Put it into your mouth and push it down your throat. 
  • You will start to gag after a while and may vomit afterward. 

3 things you should do after vomiting 

There are a few things you should do after throwing up. Below are a few of them. 

Rinse your mouth thoroughly- Use clean water to rinse any food remains and stomach acid left in your mouth. Note that stomach acid can affect your teeth if you don’t rinse it quickly.

Take a bath-Taking a warm shower will relax you, improve your mood, and make you feel better. 

Stay hydrated-Hydrate yourself by drinking a glass of water. 

 improve your breath-If you plan on going out, you should take something that will improve your breath and remove the bitter-sweet taste that lingers in your mouth after throwing up. Below are some drinks you can take to improve your breath. 

  • Cranberry juice
  • Ginger ale 
  • Gatorade 

Besides improving your breath, these drinks can also hydrate you and calm your stomach. 

An alternative to these drinks is mouthwash. Mouthwash can help improve your breath and may eliminate the lingering bitter aftertaste. 

Final note 

One of the best ways to make yourself vomit when you feel nauseous or after ingesting something harmful, is to use a toothbrush. Since toothbrushes are common and inexpensive, you won’t have any trouble getting your hands on one. As previously mentioned, forcing yourself to vomit regularly can affect your general health and may even damage and strain your digestive system.