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What is the best way to get 18 month old to drink or eat when sick with a fever?

What is the best way to get 18 month old to drink or eat when sick with a fever?

Cold drinks: When small children are feverish, giving them cold, relatively sweet fluids can be helpful. Popsicles made from pedialyte work well, because they melt, delivering small amounts slowly. ...Read more

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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How long will you have after eating, to vomit, to get rid of the calories?

How long will you have after eating, to vomit, to get rid of the calories?

Uh Oh: Are you asking the panelists to help you become better at being bulimic? If so, that would be unethical for us to encourage unsafe practices. Please talk with your health care provider about your concerns regarding gaining calories from food. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?

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How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?

Depends: Eating diverts blood to the GI tract and may reduce the supply of blood to other organs. Increasingly it is recognized that an available source of calories is critical to high performance. For example, in professional cycling, riders eat throughout the race to assure a steady supply of sugar. In summary, it is very individualized. If you get a stomach ache after eating, try smaller easily digestib. ...Read more

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Can you vomit on an empty stomach if you have a stomach upset and how long will it take for vomiting to occur?

Can you vomit on an empty stomach if you have a stomach upset and how long will it take for vomiting to occur?

Yes: Your stomach makes acid juices and also bile coming from your liver can move up into the stomach when you vomit. The vomiting depends on what is causing it. You can have "dry-heaves" where nothing comes out. If this is going on for over a day or you are very sick, see your doctor or go to the er. I see you are on tetracycline, that can make you nauseous. ...Read more

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I feel like food is stuck in my throat how long does it take for your food to get to your stomach?

I feel like food is  stuck in my throat how long does it take for your food to get to your stomach?

Seconds once start..: To swallow. Problems can occur in the mouth, throat, and in esophagus; can range from neuro causes to muscular incoordination., other. ...Read more

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If my child has stomach virus and has diarrhea how can help him before getting to the doctor ?

If my child has stomach virus and has diarrhea how can help him before getting to the doctor
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Probiotics: There is not a lot that you can do for diarrhea, however, using probiotics (available from the pharmacy...Just ask for them) may help shorten the duration. I have found that it usually takes at least a week. Make sure that you maintain hydration for the child. Urinating 3 x in 24 hours is a good sign. ...Read more

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How to cure flu or fever in a day my girl have a important things to do tomorrow?

How to cure flu or fever in a day my girl have a important things to do tomorrow?

Fever: Fever in and of itself is not bad it is how the body fights disease. However we feel bad when we have a fever. To reduce a fever tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin work well, you couldd alternate them every 3 hours. This means tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours and Motrin the same but taken 3 hours apart. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

Eggs to brain rapid: Tapeworm eggs produced by tapeworm in the intestine or ingested from contaminated water or infested pigs rapidly pass through intestinal wall in humans and can reach the brain via bloodstream lodged in brain develop into larval cyst over about 3 months. Symptoms usually develop after matter of years. Common cause of epilepsy in africa and other infested areas. ...Read more

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How to get stomach muscles strong again after having a baby?

How to get stomach muscles strong again after having a baby?

Stomach muscles: There are many exercises to strengthen stomach muscles. You can find some online. Some easy ones are situps, crunches, and dual leg lifts. ...Read more

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If a person has their stomach pumped, how long do they have to wait to eat food?

If a person has their stomach pumped, how long do they have to wait to eat food?

Nasogastric suction: Depends why, of course. "stomach pumping" occurs when an ng (nasogastric) tube is inserted via your nose and into the stomach. Suction is applied so the stomach contents are emptied thru the tube. This has value in cases of: upper GI bleeding, overdose or toxic ingestions, GI obstruction, prolongued ileus (gut paralysis) after surgery, refractory vomiting, more. ...Read more

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Due to a reaction I had to the flu shot as a kid pharmacists won't give me one. What can I do to prevent the flu otherwise??

Due to a reaction I had to the flu shot as a kid pharmacists won't give me one. What can I do to prevent the flu otherwise??

Reexamine Reaction !: Please determine what reaction you had. It may not always be medically confirmed. There is no better way to prevent flu,than the vaccination. Mega vitamins, fluids, rest and discussed but not proven tobe effective prevention tools. Good hand washing, avoiding crowded places will held. If symptoms suggestive of flu are seen contact your doctor for a test swab and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?

How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?

1 week: Typically 5-7 days to return to work full time. Could be as little as 2-3 days. Most could also go back to working out in a gym in 2-3 weeks depending on comfort level. Low fat diets are typically not necessary unless freq loose stools are an issue. ...Read more

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How often can you get the stomach flu in one month?

How often can you get the stomach flu in one month?

Depends: It obviosly depends on what you are calling "stomach flu". I suppose that it is vomiting and diarrhea. I can guarantee that it is far from normal and does need further investigation. I would guess that this is not an infection at all and is a direct reflection of a lousy diet. ...Read more

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I had a fever yesterday and I want to know how to get it back. How do you give your self a fever in a quick amount of time?

I had a fever yesterday and I want to know how to get it back. How do you give your self a fever in a quick amount of time?

Fever: Fever is part of the body's response to an insult, often from infection. I am unaware of any healthy way to "get it back", and would not advise any attempt. ...Read more

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Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?

Have type a flu, when can I expect the fever to go away. Been taking everything to get it to break?

Influenza: Usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. Cool compresses along with alternating NSAID & tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4-6 hours (if fever over 101º). If symptoms getting worse, or developing difficulty breathing, see doc 2 b checked for pneumonia, which may complicate flu. Advise yearly flu shot for prevention. If other medical problems, see doc as soon as flu symptoms start to get antiviral med. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more