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A 24-year-old female asked:

vommiting for 24 hrs and can't keep any fluids down. i'm a 24 year old female. what should i do?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
AVOID DEHYDRATION: Keep trying to drink, but if this persists you'll need to get yourself to a care center, especially if you begin to feel woozy or hung over, a sign of dehydration. Good luck.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Blan diet: Start by taking a tablespoon of defizzed ginger ale every five minutes for two hoursonce you see it's staying down drink half a glass at a time. After six hours begin a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried. No milk or juice.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Vomiting: Persistent vomiting can lead to dehydration. Small sips of water or chewing on ice chips can sometimes help get enough fluids into body to stay hydrated. However, anyone who feels lightheaded, faint or dizzy, especially w/change in position, needs to get urgent medical attention that may include intravenous (directly into veins) fluids & anti-emetics (to stop vomiting). We also need to find cause.
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Preg vs GI bug?: If you think you may be preg, you need to check with preg test. Otherwise, thus may be a stomach bug. Either case, you're losing electrolytes by vomiting and may need to get to er for fluids if this persists.

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