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Foods For An Upset Stomach
How to get ride of upset stomach and diarrhea fast? I have exam in 10 hours. What to eat that won't upset stomach & will suppress hunger for 2 hours?
BRAT/low residue die: Your condition sounds severe. Are you sure you want to take a test in this condition? You should see a doctor or TTYD quickly to get to the bottom of why you have these symptoms - an ER visit, IOW. For diarrhea, increase fluids intake (soup, sports drinks) to avoid dehydration. "Binding" foods in BRAT (Bananas, Rice, Apple, Toast) diet helps recover from diarrhea & upset stomach. Use HeaTap Prime. ...Read more
Clear liquids: This depends in part on what is the cause of the upset stomach. Breads tend to be a little harsh and may increase acidity. You will be safer with clear liquids, juices, jello, ginger ale and some find relief with pudding and ice cream. Most stomach upsets are short term but if you have a consistent problem you should see your GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehydration: In the strictest sense, you want to put the stomach to rest. However, simple fluids are best to keep from dehydrating. Children have less tolerance and reserves for fluid and electrolyte loss, so i recommend pedialyte for kids. Adults can tolerate vomiting better, so i recommend water, or mild, sweetened tea. I also use ginger ale or flat coke to control nausea. Foods should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is eating an egg really the only way to do a stomach emptying test? Eggs give me stomach cramps and diarrhea, sometimes vommiting. Other options?
GES testing options: Traditionally, a gastric emptying scan (ges) is performed with a labelled test meal (egg beaters) that permits assessment of both liquid (initial) and solid (late) stomach emptying rates (recorded each hour for four hours as percent emptying of the test meal). Most nuclear medicine doctors however have different menu options for you if scrambled eggs are not palatable for, or tolerable by, you. ...Read more
Yes: Eating anything past expiration date can upset your stomach! ...Read more
Having acid indigestion and heartburn while eating since 5 days. How to treat acid indigestion? What type of food to eat and what to avoid?
Herbal soothers: Certain herbs can be helpful as lozenges. Like slippery elm with mullein, licorice, or cherry bark. Look for them in your health food store. They are soothing. ...Read more
Working up w foods: 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
What causes my stomach to be upset after i eat. I have to hurriedly eat something sweet or toast to stop from throwing up?
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Ginger ale (slightly: Flattened).The simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!
Find the cause: Millions and millions of people enjoy spice without either stomach pain or diarrhea. Do you have an ulcer? Do you have reflux (where stomach acid abnormally comes up into the tube between your stomach and your throat, causing a burn)? Do you eat the spice in a bowl of greasy, fat filled or fried food, instead of over roasted lean meats or vegetables? Find the cause to make it better. ...Read more
Be seen: There are medications that can be used in that age group, but you need to be seen to check for other problems. ...Read more
Can bed rest and eating fatty and sugary foods for a few days to a week cause GI stress like pain and stomach upset and gassiness?
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