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Is pedialyte good for you after excessive drinking? To prevent a bad hangover, and vomiting?

Is pedialyte good for you after excessive drinking? To prevent a bad hangover, and vomiting?

May help,not prevent: If you've been vomiting after excessive drinking pedialyte will help restore electrolytes you lost. It does nothing to prevent hangover/vomiting. Of course the best prevention is to not drink excessively, but if you do on occasion a good b-complex & vit c prior to drinking may help and homeopathic nux vomica 30c usually helps hangover symptoms. A hangover is your body telling you you're poisoned! ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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How can I solve vomitting /sickness/ hangover after a night out?

By not drinking: too much. There are scores, perhaps hundreds of folk remedies for hangover, and anytime there are that many "solutions" to a problem, it's because none of them work all that well. If you drink too much, you will get a hangover, especially with beers, red wines, whiskeys, which have higher rates than "clear" alcohol - but both can cause them. Latest cure I heard about - warm sprite. Cut down!!!!! ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a hangover and have felt nauseas without vomiting for about 17 hours?

Not unusual: With a severe hangover to have it last a day or more, but not usually longer. Firstly, don't drink so much that you get hung over. If you cannot control your drinking, you need help from professionals and should see a chemical dependency program. If your nausea continues after 24 hours or so, see a doctor. Stay hydrated, force yourself to take in adequate clear fluids (apple juice, jello, broths). ...Read more

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What happens when there is blood in your vomit from a hangover?

What happens when there is blood in your vomit from a hangover?

See doctor: See your doctor you may have alcoholic gastritis. Severe damage to the lining of your stomach from the effect of alcohol. ...Read more

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Why my vomit is black? I went drinking last night and i woke up vomiting, which is totally normal due to hangover, but this time it was black. Why?

Why my vomit is black? I went drinking last night and i woke up vomiting, which is totally normal due to hangover, but this time it was black. Why?

Black vomit: This may mean that you are bleeding in your stomach and vomiting blood, which is black when it comes from stomach contents. You must call your doctor to be seen as soon as possible, or go to the er, to be sure you do not hemorrhage more blood. ...Read more

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I am still vomiting 2 days after drinking alcohol. Is this just a bad hangover or something more serious?

I am still vomiting 2 days after drinking alcohol. Is this just a bad hangover or something more serious?

Vomiting: It is not the norm. I would seek medical attention at urgent care/ doctor as you have to make sure you can hold down fluids otherwise you dehydrate which also causes vomiting. Also excessive vomiting can damage your esophagus and cause electrolyte abnormalities .You likely need IV fluids because you are dehydrated and need electrolyte replenishment. Seek medical attention today. ...Read more

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I vomited yesterday morning due to a hangover. My lower back started hurting shortly after (all other symptoms left).Can vomiting cause lower backpain?

I vomited yesterday morning due to a hangover. My lower back started hurting shortly after (all other symptoms left).Can vomiting cause lower backpain?

Vomiting: Of course if you are retching from vomiting you could strain any muscle. Plus too much drinking can dehydrate you which can injure muscles. Try to stay hydrated if drinking a lot . ...Read more

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I've just turned 21 and i heavily drank last night for the first time, i vomited more than 4 times/my temp is very high/so dizzy, is this a hangover?

I've just turned 21 and i heavily drank last night for the first time, i vomited more than 4 times/my temp is very high/so dizzy, is this a hangover?

Alcohol poisoning: No, it us worse. This is alcohol poisoning. Perhaps you need to not drink for a time. And then rethink how to moderate this. People can die from alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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