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What is the best thing to drink after throwing up?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Water or Gatorade: Vomiting can cause dehydration. Especially if you are sick for several days and vomiting a lot, make sure you are drinking a lot of fluid with electrolytes (gatorade, powerade, etc). Always make sure you are getting plenty of water as well; after vomiting drinking small sips of water or an electrolyte rich drink might keep you from vomiting again.
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
Dr. Saurabh Bajpaianswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Why throw up: It depends on the reason of why did you throw up. If it was due to a infection of sort or something that made your stomach irritated than i would recommend that you replenish with fluids (water & /or gatorade - or other electrolyte replacement water based beverage) and a light meal - like broths/ jello. This will allow you to get your nutrition while allowing your bowel to rest.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Best things to eat/drink if you're throwing up?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ginger: Try nibbling on small pieces of crystalized ginger. Sip on slightly flattened gingerale or make organic ginger tea. Pour steaming tea over fresly sliced ginger, seep for at least 5 minutes in a covered pot and then sip after cooling. Take care.

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