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Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Fluids!: Sounds like gastroenteritis or the stomach flu. Most viral gastroenteritis last from 5-7 days. To stay hydrated, continue to take fluids, even small amounts taken frequently can help. Stick with water mainly, a little gatorade for variety. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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How to stop vomiting in pregnancy?

How to stop vomiting in pregnancy?

Herbal and acupressu: There are many herbal remedies such as chamomile or ginger tea. Can also use sea bands wearing them on the wrists as needed. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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Can dehydration, regular Pepsi intake, or some specific lack in nutrients cause vomiting and diarrhea? Brother is unhealthy and this happens sometimes

Can dehydration, regular Pepsi intake, or some specific lack in nutrients cause vomiting and diarrhea? Brother is unhealthy and this happens sometimes

Unhealthy: vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration (not usually the other way around). Drinking excessive soft drinks can contribute to upset stomachs and possibly diarrhea depending on how a person tolerates carbonated, sugary beverages. Unhealthy eating can also cause diarrhea (as can lack of certain nutrients). Please have your brother see a doctor for a complete check up. ...Read more

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What can I do with my 8 year old child who is vomiting even after taking the medicine from the e.R. To stop vomiting?

What can I do with my 8 year old child who is vomiting even after taking the medicine from the e.R. To stop vomiting?

Diet: So many questions get this answer. Vomiting is not caused by stomach problems, it is evidence of an irritable brainstem and the comjkonest cause by far is "junk" particularly sugar because that easily induces vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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Why do children have increase abdomen when suffering from diarrhea and vomiting and in severe fevers ?

Why do children have increase abdomen when suffering from diarrhea and vomiting and in severe fevers ?

Distension: If you are referring to abdominal distension or increase in girth of abdomen. The bowel in children distends when there is inflammatory bowel process such as gastroenteritis. . The largest amount of distension seen on xray is of large bowel or colon in these children . The bowel fills with air and often is not moving normrally. In severe cases sometimes a tube is placed in stomach to decompress. ...Read more

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Dehydration has caused my friend to vomit five or six times for the past hour. What can we do to rehydrate without inducing more vomiting?

Dehydration has caused my friend to vomit five or six times for the past hour. What can we do to rehydrate without inducing more vomiting?

Dehydration: Use electrolyte restoring fluids. Start with a tablespoon every five minutes for two hours, then increase to a half a glass at a time for the next 4-6 hours. If that doesnt work head for the er because your friend will need iv's. ...Read more

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How to remove the vomiting virus and diarrhea?

How to remove the vomiting virus and diarrhea?

Time: Nothing gets 'rid' of stomach viruses except time...But you can treat some of the symptoms 'the art of medicine is to entertain the patient while the disease runs its course' (voltaire). ...Read more

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What to eat when you have the flu and some diarrhea? No vomiting.

What to eat when you have the flu and some diarrhea? No vomiting.

Bland and simple: There is no special answer here except keep it bland and simple. Usually you don't want anything more than this anyway. Avoid fatty foods that are heavy on the stomach. The main thing is to hydrate readily with sports drink and listen to your body - it has a way of telling you what to eat and what to avoid. Your appetite will return to normal as the illness passes. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop vomiting and diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

What can I do to stop vomiting and diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

Vomiting: Check in with the er to make sure you are not dehydrated and you have stopped vomiting. If not they can give you an injection of zofran (ondansetron) to control the vomiting. ...Read more

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Is imodium (loperamide) safe to take if I have gastritis? Throwing up all night with diahrea, can one take Imodium (loperamide) to stop the runs so one can go to hospital ?

Is imodium (loperamide) safe to take if I have gastritis? 

Throwing up all night with diahrea, can one take Imodium (loperamide) to stop the runs so one can go to hospital ?

Imodium (loperamide): Normally I do not recommend imodium (loperamide) for infectious diarrhea-keeps bugs in GI longer.Likely is viral infectious gastroenteritis which usually runs the course over 12-48 hours. But must keep hydrated. If cannot hold fluids down, if having > 7 BM /day , if vomiting > 3/day then take 1/2 tab imodium (loperamide) so you can leave and go to ER or call 911 ( emergency) . f/u today at ER ...Read more

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My grandmother is taking antibiotics because of her mucormycosis which causes her to stop eating for varius weeks.What foods can help from vomiting?

My grandmother is taking antibiotics because of her mucormycosis which causes her to stop eating for varius weeks.What foods can help from vomiting?

Medicine: Medicine called zofran, (ondansetron) that can be prescribed by her doctor can decrease nausea and stop vomiting. The foods that i would avoid would be anything heavy, greasy and spicy. Generally, broth, gel-o, non acidic juice are tolerated better. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some essential oil for diarrhea and vomiting in children?

Can you suggest some essential oil for diarrhea and vomiting in children?

Gastroenteritis: The best thing for v/d, caused by virus, is belly rest. After vomiting, wait 1-1 1/2 hrs, to let the stomach relax. Then just sips of clear liquids, like pedialyte. No water. If that stays down for 1/2hr, increase to 1-2oz/hr, until 6hrs from last vomit. Then increase as tolerated. Take it slow. If vomiting doesn't stop, see a doctor. Don't worry about solids, they'll be fine till they're better. ...Read more

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Bad diarrhea, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink. How can I stay hydrated?

Bad diarrhea, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain for 3 days. Unable to eat or drink. How can I stay hydrated?

I would go to ER: If someone has diarrhea or vomiting from food poisoning or a virus, drinking Gatorade, pedialite or other electrolyte fortified water is a good way to try to stay hydrated. From your description with sharp abdominal pain X 3 days you could even have perforated appendicitis or ulcer. It is best to go to urgent care or ER for evaluation. They can give you IV fluid since you can't keep anything down. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more