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Lemonade Good For Gastroenteritis
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.
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
I've had 8 episodes of gastroenteritis after the birth of my son 21 months ago, what could cause this? No one else in house affected, hygene good
Good day, My baby was admitted for gastroenteritis on Thursday and she’s been released today but now I have started with stomach cramps. What medication can I take as I’m still breastfeeding? Thanks and regards, Cherese Philippou
Abdominal cramps: Take Buscopan and Probiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Brat diet for 14 days with viral gastroenteritis is this good? And still do not feel too god maybe because of the lack if nutrients in the diet.
Gastroenteritis: 14 days with gastro? Are you sure of your diagnosis? Usually simple "stomach bugs" don't last that long. My usual recommendation is to push fluids for the first 24 hrs, then when adding food back to follow "BRAT" diet for another 24-48 hrs. I suggest a visit to your doctor for a thorough assessment of what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more
I believe I've got serratia-gastroenteritis. I don't have diarrhea or vomiting. Would taking magnesium citrate be good to flush it all out?
Why do I get frequent viral infections?, blood test and urine test came back good. I get 1-2 colds a month and had gastroenteritis in march
Infectious Dis. Eval: Although your life style may be related to your frequent colds, for example, being with young children who are sick or being a teacher and being exposed to children who should have remained at home because they have colds, I would advise an infectious disease specialist. The latter can give you a much more extensive evaluation of your immune status profile. Blood test not enough. ...Read more
would Tums (calcium carbonate) help my stomach I have gone to a gastroenteritis doctor, and he suggested algn buts I heard its not good and can hurt ones stomach.?
Medical Advice: So you went to a Gastroenterologist who went to 4 years of medical school, three years of Internal Medicine Residency and then did a three year fellowship in GI. He gave you advice on what to do for your stomach. You heard somewhere that what he suggested may hurt your stomach. Who told you this false information? I would go with the person that has 10 years of medical training after college. ...Read more
Husband's severe upper abdominal pain, blood and CT were good except slightly high WBC and fluid in abdomen. No vomit/diarrhea. Er doc gave morphine and sent home to ride out gastroenteritis. 2nd opn?
Ginger: Ginger has been shown to have various health benefits and studies show it to be beneficial for the treatment of nausea / vomiting, depending on the cause. Vernon ginger ale may or may not help, but fresh ginger tea or crystallized ginger is healthier and likely to be more effective. ...Read more
You must be very: Gentle with your GI tract. 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. Some stomach virus infections have a longer duration than others. ...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
GI track Gentleness.: You tx sxs only. It will run it's course. 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
Hold off on spicey: Stuff for now. 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
I heard grapejuice is good if you don't have stomach flu yet but can't find, is cranberry juice good?
Caught stomach flu 4 days ago. Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber, drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?
The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by poor hand hygeine. It can come in waves on certain communities and during certain tomes of year (spring/summer). Anyone can get gastroenteritis - prevention with good hand washing and food storage is key. ...Read more
Fluid: Stay well hydrated, control nausea and get some bed rest until symptoms have improved. This seldom lasts more than a day or two, and if it stays longer see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids and if you cannot keep things down - see your doctor. ...Read more
- food and water borne-- Guardia, campylobacter etc
- food poisoning may give similar symptoms ...Read more
Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more