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Pepto Bismol For Stomach Flu
Not sure if I have the stomach flu or the indian food i ate didn't sit right. Can I use pepto bismol to help?
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I had the stomach flu and I took pepto bismal to soothe my stomach and that was a day ago and I still haven't been able to poop what should I do?
I had the stomach flu and than took pepto to soothe he stomach and now I can't poop and am cramping?
May be fine soon: It is not unusual to have some change in bowel habits after a viral illness. It usually resolves in several days. It may help to drink plenty of water, eat a gentle diet, and consider eating more yogurt and other probiotic rich foods. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my husband take promethazine 12.5mg for stomach flu? He also takes losartan 100mg for high blood pressure and tried taking pepto today, no luck.
Recovering from stomach flu, still have gas and diarrhea. Will pepto bismol help or make things worse?
28 year old healthy female.I had a stomach bug 8 days ago. I am still having stomach cramps, pepto bismol helps but pain comes back. Any suggestions?
Gastroenterologist: Viral infections of the GI tract usually clear after a week but can leave behind an irritable bowel syndrome for a week or more. If you're having ongoing severe diarrhea with cramps, see your physician for evaluation and have your stool cultured to check for other types of infection. In the meantime follow a bland, low roughage diet with peptobismol as needed and this may make your stools black. ...Read more
Throwing up and can't keep down liquids, how to be able to keep liquids down? Been 2 1/2 days tried thera flu, pepto bismol, tea, water. A piece of fruit.
Hello. : Hello. You may want to start with sips of room temperature water. Flat gingerale can help sometimes. You can also make some ginger tea. Put slices of organic ginger in a tea pot and allow to steep in boiling water for at least five minutes. Start with sips. Avoid acidic juices (tomato, orange, grapefruit), coffee, tea or dark sodas. If you find that despite attempts to hydrate yourself that you have a rapid resting heart rate (ie. 120), or that you feel faint or dizzy when going from lying to sitting or sitting to standing, then you may be dehydrated. If this is the case, you can consider going to an acute care clinic or an er, as you might need intravenous hydration. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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