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I've been hit with gastroenteritis. I've seen conflicting information on wether yogurt is good or bad to eat. Also wonder if I should take Pepto.

I've been hit with gastroenteritis. I've seen conflicting information on wether yogurt is good or bad to eat. Also wonder if I should take Pepto.

Pepto-OK: Yogurt may be hard to digest. I suggest a clear fluid diet as follows:
NO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS
Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day:
Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water
Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume.
AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc.
Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (naproxen) (NSAIDS).
If not improving go to private physician or ER. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Will plain yogurt with live and active cultures help kill gastroenteritis germs or will it make me sicker?

Will plain yogurt with live and active cultures help kill gastroenteritis germs or will it make me sicker?

Gastroenteritis: Yogurt with live lactobacillus will replenish lost normal flora of gi. It is ok to take it. It does not kill any bacteria. It is in fact good bacteria. It should not make one sicker. ...Read more

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What to eat when suffering from gastroenteritis?

What to eat when suffering from gastroenteritis?

Bland diet: Take it easy and try to have a bland diet - banana, rice, toast, and plenty of fluid. ...Read more

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I have gastroenteritis - when can I eat normally again?

I have gastroenteritis - when can I eat normally again?

Depends on strain.: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. You might be able to eat normally as early as a day or two - it depends of strain. Gastroenteritis can last 1 to 10 days. Rest. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I eat after gastroenteritis?

Can anyone tell me what can I eat after gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What kind of foods should you not eat if you have gastroenteritis?

Start slow: It's best to give your GI tract a rest in the beginning. Focus on hydration. When you do eat, start with clear liquids and then advance gradually if tolerated. Good things to eat included bananas, toast, rice, broth, and apples. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, milk products, acidic food, and fatty food. Stay off milk products until you've been better for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have gastroenteritis infection. Am I allowed to eat jello?

I have gastroenteritis infection. Am I allowed to eat jello?

Yes: You can start with clear liquids and jello and then progress to bland foods that aren't too heavy or oily. Here is an article about the brat diet for gastroenteritis. http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/brat_diet. ...Read more

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My wife has gastroenteritis what can she eat? I have some turnip green in the cabinet...

My wife has gastroenteritis what can she eat? I have some turnip green in the cabinet...

Aovid the greens.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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2nd day BRAT diet after severe gastroenteritis requiring ER IV fluids, no food at all for 2 days. Anything else ican eat?

2nd day BRAT diet after severe gastroenteritis requiring ER IV fluids, no food at all for 2 days. Anything else ican eat?

GE: You can probably advance to solid food that is not fried. Boiled, broiled or baked with limited fat contents. You may want to avoid lactose containing food since transient deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down lactose can occur. You may get alternative point of view from other physicians ...Read more

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6 days since onset of gastroenteritis and stomach still feels uneasy...Still not eating much and what I eat is bland...Should I be eating more normal?

Should be better: In most cases gastroenteritis should improve within 48 hours, certainly in 72 hours. If you have not yet done so, consult with your pcp. He or she will likely run tests including but not limited to stool exam. If this is a recurrent issue, you may need to consider your diet and avoiding certain types of food groups. Example: avoidance of lactose or gluten are common culprits with many patients. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old yesterday I had terrible vomiting nonstop yesterday. I got gastroenteritis infection. I would like to know what foods I should eat.

I'm 16 years old yesterday I had terrible vomiting nonstop yesterday. I got gastroenteritis infection. I would like to know what foods I should eat.

BRAT: The brat diet is good for now (bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast,)
if you continue to vomit then I would see a physician in urgent care or an er. Stay hydrated as well. ...Read more

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My stomach has become very delicate. I often get gastroenteritis problems. I am not able to eat spicy food or street food. How can I build on immunity?

My stomach has become very delicate. I often get gastroenteritis problems. I am not able to eat spicy food or street food. How can I build on immunity?

This is a sensitivit: U have a sensitivity 2 these foods & u can not build an immunity that allows u 2 b able to eat these foods. U may b able 2 build up a tolerance by slowly eating a small amount once in a while & c how u feel. It is possible u just can't handle it & just avoid them. If u have trouble when invited to someone's house and they cook spicy, just let them know about it and c if they can tone down the food. ...Read more

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How long for a child to eat again after pot gastroenteritis? Still not after a week, says sick feeling in throat, lethargic and pale, doc gave antacid

How long for a child to eat again after pot gastroenteritis? Still not after a week, says sick feeling in throat, lethargic and pale, doc gave antacid

Re-evaluation: Please take your daughter to the hospital again, she needs to be re-evaluated given your description, meanwhile push more oral fluids till seen, good luck ...Read more

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Diarrhea getting worse after stopping the magnesium oxide? I haven't eaten anything with gluten and am not lactose intolerant. I did eat ham last night. Now it is liquid with undigested food. No vomiting but gassy. Gastroenteritis? Food poisoning?

Diarrhea getting worse after stopping the magnesium oxide? I haven't eaten anything with gluten and am not lactose intolerant. I did eat ham last night. Now it is liquid with undigested food. No vomiting but gassy. Gastroenteritis? Food poisoning?

Many possibilities.: First of all it takes a day for the magnesium oxide to get thru. Infection is pretty common. There can be other food intolerances. Personally, I have a little trouble with large amounts of fruit juice (> 12 ounces) and also if I eat anything that gives me hives EXTERnally gives loose stools and gas INTERNally.
Flagyl helps most infections. Increased fiber often helps. Cannot say in your particular ...Read more

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If I have the stomach flu what should I eat?

Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have the stomach flu?

What can I eat if I have the stomach flu?

Stay hydrated: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What are things to eat during a stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What to eat and not eat after having stomach flu?

What to eat and not eat after having stomach flu?

Bland diet/avoid spi: Eat bland diet and avoid very sicy foods and large fatty meals and drink more fluids/water. ...Read more

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If I have the stomach flu, can I eat ritz crackers instead of saltine crackers?

If I have the stomach flu, can I eat ritz crackers instead of saltine crackers?

You can: You can, but Ritz crackers have considerably more fat content than saltines so are a little less gentle on an irritated stomach and bowel.

Rule of thumb: if it makes your nauseous or hurts your stomach, stop eating it and try again when you're feeling a bit better. If it doesn't cause pain or nausea, then you're good. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a stomach flu. What to eat?

Stomach Flu: Drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat when you have the stomach flu?

What foods can you eat when you have the stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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I have stomach flu or just too much to eat, what to do for relief?

I have stomach flu or just too much to eat, what to do for relief?

Gastroenteritis: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, . ...Read more

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What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

Fluids and Carbs: It is wise to avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fat foods during illness with nausea/vomiting. Very restricted diet is not recommended because it will limit your calorie intake. Recovery from some symptoms can be calorie-dependent, so emphasize complex carbohydrates and don't be too restrictive. With diarrhea, avoid high sugar drinks (milk, juice), can increase gas, pain and number of stools. ...Read more

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What to eat the day or two after having the stomach flu?

What to eat the day or two after having the stomach flu?

Simple = best: I find that simple, easy to digest material; noodles, macaroni & spaghetti without sauce, graham crackers, broths, steamed rice, apple sauce, some vegetables & boiled meats are all well tolerated by a recovering gut. Fried foods/acidic juices/milk or cheese & spicy foods will often lead to recurrent cramping or nausea if consumed too early. ...Read more

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How long before I can eat normally after the stomach flu?

How long before I can eat normally after the stomach flu?

Start slow: Stay hydrated at first with clear liquids for 18-24 hours, than slowly start to increase your diet with soft foods (brat diet), and then slowly increase your diet to more solid foods over the next 24-48 hours as tolerable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, white rice, popsicles, bananas. Not teh center of a healthy diet but also don't challenge an inflamed stomach. Even inflamed tissue can absorb simple sugars so you can get some calories. If you vomit, go back to clear liquids. ...Read more

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What to eat with stomach flu to keep energy up?

Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more