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is throwing up a sign of dehydration, what's the proper way to rehydrate without getting sick?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not sign: Persistent throwing up can cause dehydration, but it's not a sign/symptom of it. If taking fluids is making you throw up, proper rehydration is as follows: First, let stomach rest for about 2 hours where you don't try to take anything in. Then use a rehydration solution such as Pediatlye or low sugar Gatorade and take just a teaspoon. If you keep that down for 5 minutes, take another teaspoon.

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What are other alternative medicine treatments to help reduce nausea and vomiting?

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adding 1/2 or 1 tab of doxylamine (sold OTC as Unisom) to the B6 is safe and effective, too
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You two docs rock!
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