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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis from bad food?

What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis from bad food?

Symptoms are...: Usually abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea are the usual presenting symptoms of gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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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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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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Can cooking food longer and at a higher temperature prevent gastroenteritis?

Not the common types: These are mostly spread by dirty hands. Overcooking and boiling drinking water can prevent some foodborne infections such as e coli or listeria, though. ...Read more

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What are the chances I have caught gastroenteritis from street food in chennai?

What are the chances I have caught gastroenteritis from street food in chennai?

Possible: It's possible to get a food borne illness pretty much anywhere in the world. As to the specific question, that would require a representative sampling of the street food of chennai to calculate odds properly. ...Read more

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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

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How does food get contaminated by gastroenteritis viruses?

Poor sanitation: Many gastrointestinal viruses are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, so poor sanitation and/or poor food handling techniques can lead to contamination of foods (such as a cook having viruses on his hands after leaving the restroom). Also, the viruses are transmitted on door handles, furniture, keyboards, elevator buttons, phones, stair railings; and by shaking hands, changing diapers, etc... ...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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Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

No: A large collection of viruses called enteroviruses target the intestinal tract & are the most common cause of gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between food poisoning and gastroenteritis?

Is there a difference between food poisoning and gastroenteritis?

Yes: Food poisoning occurs from food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins made by these germs. Most cases are caused by common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or E. coli. Common gastroenteritis is typically a viral vomiting and diarrheal illness not related to contaminated food. Food poisoning results in a gastroenteritis but all gastroenteritis does not come from bad food. ...Read more

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My 17 mo old vomited 15 hrs after consuming food. It was undigested. Week prior had 24 hr gastroenteritis. Worrisome?

My 17 mo old vomited 15 hrs after consuming food. It was undigested. Week prior had 24 hr gastroenteritis. Worrisome?

Vomiting: Vomiting may be caused by a virus or some food that wasn't tolerated. If she hasn't vomited in an hour, start slowly with small amounts of clear liquid (pedialyte)- just 1/2 ounce to start. If tolerated for 2-3 hours, try some light foods (brat- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). Avoid milk, juice, and heavy foods for a couple of days. See your doctor if vomiting persists more than 2-3 times. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with ibs recently because had gastroenteritis 3 months ago through food poisoning I'm taking the ib s medication but noises still?

I've been diagnosed with ibs recently because had gastroenteritis 3 months ago through food poisoning I'm taking the ib s medication but noises still?

Irritable bowel: There is no instant treatment for IBS. Symptoms will vary from day to day. Use medication, meditation, diet and exercise to help manage symptoms. ...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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Can loperamide be taken for gastroenteritis? (Viral or food poisoning). Or will it make the illness worse?

Can loperamide be taken for gastroenteritis? (Viral or food poisoning). Or will it make the illness worse?

It can: In acute diarrhea and vomiting, loperamide is not a good choice. The intestines react too strongly too meds, and the loperamide can actually completely stop bowel motion.. . everything then just stops working! Not good. Try Pepto-bismol or kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and gas-x and a bland diet (no caffeine, vitamin C or spicy, greasy foods till better. I am one of those that say to stay away from dairy, too. ...Read more

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My 21/2yr old has viral gastroenteritis but mild passes loose stools one time once she eats dairy/fried/sugary foods. 2 weeks on now how long normal?

My 21/2yr old has viral gastroenteritis but mild passes loose stools one time once she eats dairy/fried/sugary foods. 2 weeks on now how long normal?

Several weeks: Sometimes after a viral gastroenteritis young children can be left with mild malabsorption and relative lactose intolerance. Would try lactose free milk and consider a course of probiotics to improve digestion. Avoid super sugary foods and concentrate on lots of carbs such as rice and potatoes ...Read more

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Vomiting daily. Endoscopy clear biopsy showed gastroenteritis. Food diary didn't help. On Zofran (ondansetron) but no relief. 10 years old. Going on for yrs. Next?

Vomiting daily. Endoscopy clear biopsy showed gastroenteritis. Food diary didn't help. On Zofran (ondansetron) but no relief. 10 years old. Going on for yrs. Next?

Abdominal migraine?: An uncommon cause of frequent vomiting, with normal growth and no obvious causes, may be abdominal migraines or cyclic vomiting syndrome. It can be treated with a migraine med- periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is sometimes used. This is not common, but my son actually had it when he was 11. Resolved completely with medication. You may need to consult a pediatric neurologist for this. ...Read more

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Been eating street food. I also have bad stomach cramps. Is it likely gastroenteritis?

Been eating street food. I also have bad stomach cramps. Is it likely gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: Symptoms of gastroenteritis are nausea, vomoting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps and fever sometimes. If you just have cramps in abdomen it is not gastroenteritis, it could be gastritis or somethig else, if it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is one more likely to experience nausea and emesis from gastroenteritis if they have food in their stomach when the illness begins to manifest?

Why is one more likely to experience nausea and emesis from gastroenteritis if they have food in their stomach when the illness begins to manifest?

Undigested food in: The stomach stimulates the stomach to contract and release digestive enzymes and when one has an acute infection, the contractions or peristalsis can result in vomiting. An empty stomach is resting, so less likely to result in emesis. In addition, everyone responds to a gastroenteritis infection differently depending on their host immunity, etc. ...Read more

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I think I have gastroenteritis. Headache, achy, can't keep food down. I have Advil (ibuprofen) and Nyquil on hand. I read advil (ibuprofen) was a bad idea. What about Nyquil?

No: All the ingredients in nyquil are not what you need for a viral gastroenteritis. Drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest. Let it run its course and your body will fight the infection. Take broths in sips if you have trouble keeping full meals down. tylenol (acetaminophen) may help for ache and headache, ...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