Anyone who has ever fainted completely understands the urgency to rid yourself of this horrible sensation. There is nothing more debilitating than the act of fainting.
Sometimes you know you are going to faint, thus you quickly try to change whatever it is that might be causing you this feeling. And then there are those rare moments when you’re knees lock and your head clouds up, then BAM, you’re on the floor.
But what can you do about fainting? There are thousands of wives-tales, that all of your friends are more than willing to tell you. But most of the time you find out that they don’t work, and their only use is to make you feel like an idiot around your friends. However, there are several natural remedies for fainting, and the ingredients don’t include public humiliation.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with what fainting actually is, it is basically when a person passes out and becomes unconscious. The causes for this type of behavior can vary due to many different, and sometimes life-threatening, variables.
Some people, when they get over the nervous or anxious deal with their stress and anxiety by fainting. This is the way that their body has chosen to deal with an overabundance of worry.
However, this is not extremely common and can be seen more in old black-and-white films than in real life. Yet, fainting is still apart of our everyday lives. Below are some of the other causes for why people faint, if you are a victim of this and don’t exactly know why perhaps one of these reasons is the cause.
Some people who have suffered from fainting may have some other problems. These problems include insulin shock, heat exhaustion, epilepsy, hysteria, anemia, or a lack of oxygen. All of these are variables that can lead a person to faint.
However, some of these problems are preventable, such as heat exhaustion – in most cases. If you are working outside of out playing with your friends, and you begin to feel lightheaded and nauseous, find shade or air conditioning quickly and drink a glass of cold water. This should steer you away from the threat of fainting.
How to Get Rid of Fainting
Someone around you has fainted, what should you do? Well, there are several different natural treatments one can do to help bring someone out of a fainting spell, or help protect them if they are prone to fainting. However, if you are around a person when they faint there are several things you must do immediately.
1.Start off by checking their pulse, heartbeat, and their breathing patterns – make sure that everything is laying within the normal range. If you feel that any of these factors are not in normal operation immediately call for emergency help.
2.Usually a splash of cold water in the face is enough to bring someone out of a faint, but remember, don’t drown them, just splash them lightly.
3.Given them as much air as possible. This may be achieved by loosening tight clothing, opening windows and doors as well as having others stand further back, in order to clear an open space for fresh air.
4.If none of the above work, then make your hand into a fist and slightly pound their back between the shoulders to stimulate the heart. Slightly pound!
5.When the person who has fainted wakes up, if they are able, have them sip on a glass of cold water, and try to keep them relaxed.
6.If available, put 8 drops of antispasmodic tincture on the back of the tongue.
7.There are times when artificial respiration or oxygen is required (CPR). Once the person is conscious again, find the cause for their lack of oxygen.
8.If you, or someone you know, has quite a lot of fainting spells, then drink a tea made of the following: Mint, Rue, Mistletoe, Rosemary, and Cayenne.