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Tonic Water Club Soda For An Upset Stomach
Can not keep anything down today. Threw up three times. First two times it was water the third it was soup. What should I do to calm my upset stomach?
Vomiting: It is important to keep hydrated, dehydration worsens vomiting and makes you weaker. If you can't keep any liquids down even water (not just a sip but a cup) go to ER /urgent care they can give you medicine -phenergan/ Zofran (ondansetron) that treats nausea so you can keep water down. Also check HCG, or may be gastroenteritis or if severe abdominal pain pancreatitis, gastritis.gb. F/u/ with ER/ urgent care ...Read more
Baby's stomach: Your baby's age will determine much of what is safe and recommended for certain symptoms. Unless you check with the Family Physician that knows your baby best, I would avoid anything like Jello water. ...Read more
Hello I've had an upset stomach for the last two days and everything I put on it seems to makes it worse. Even sipping water seems to cause issues.
Abdominal pain: Two day history of pain and you are unable to drink water. I would recommend getting checked for those symptoms. ...Read more
Have an upset stomach, took malta and gargled w salt water for acid, does this help. I have acid reflux?
Acid reflux: Instead of Malta and salt water, you might consider using antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta. Generics are fine. In addition, avoiding particular foods which make your problem worse, with most people reporting that tomatoes, onions, citrus fruits, chocolate, and garlic are frequent problem foods. I would also avoid tobacco and alcohol if possible. If this does not help, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What else will help my 6 mth twins ease their gas pain & upset stomach. I use gas drops and gripe water everyday already. Pls help!
Old fashion Rx: A few decades ago we routinely advised patients to sip a little flat cola over ice chips to settle a stomach. Now they have an otc product "emetrol" that is based on the same idea. It works for some. The idea is to take small volumes frequently until the stomach stops the spasms. ...Read more
Over the past few weeks I've been feeling naseous, and seem to have an upset stomach often. I drink a lot of soda (2-3 cans). Could that be the cause?
Distension of your stomach can produce nausea and gas with soda is a GREAT "distender".....why don't you quit the soda for a while and see if this helps??????
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Wait it out: Usually time heals this but see your doctor if you're not getting better after a week ...Read more
Daily AM nausea: Pregnancy & gynecologic issues are ruled out by male gender but otherwise causes of nausea below are not gender-specific: distinguish inflammatory (ulcer, small bowel disease, gallbladder/ biliary problem, pancreatitis, uti), structural (partial obstruction, extrinsic impression against the gut/sma), functional (gastroparesis, irritable bowel), anxiety/school refusal syndrome. See doc to be sure. ...Read more
Simple phobia.: This sounds like a simple phobia. Could be a fear of public places. Fear of crowds. Fear of simply leaving your house. Fear of driving. These simple phobias can typically be overcome with effort, guided by psychologist. ...Read more
Prevention: The most important steps to preventing an upset stomach occur the night before. Of course, limiting alcohol is helpful. Assuming that did not occur, trying to drink some water before bed helps a lot. Also, if you can tolerate it, taking some ibuprofen before bedtime is useful. Starting out with easily tolerated foods, often foods like toast, may also be helpful. Hope the night out was worth it! ...Read more
Try ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. I encourage you to slow down on your alcohol use. ...Read more
Clear liquids: This depends in part on what is the cause of the upset stomach. Breads tend to be a little harsh and may increase acidity. You will be safer with clear liquids, juices, jello, ginger ale and some find relief with pudding and ice cream. Most stomach upsets are short term but if you have a consistent problem you should see your GI doctor. ...Read more
Pain: A typical "upset stomach" causes nausea and/or vomiting, and maybe a pain in the center of the stomach that might get better after vomiting. Appendicitis causes pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, often with loss of appetite, possibly a little diarrhea, and usually fever. The pain usually gets steadily worse. Often some tests are needed to see if it is an early/atypical appendicitis. ...Read more
Can you please describe the differences in symptoms between appendicitis and upset stomach for kids?
Intensity/location: Most kids with a soft but tender tummy will not have something bad happening. The appendix is usually sitting next to the upper part of the right thigh muscle, so often a kid that won't walk (from pain in belly or rt leg) or can't hop up/dn may be an appi. The worse the kid looks the more likely he needs to be seen. Even with new tech, half of kids today are ruptured by the time of surgery. ...Read more
They buffer acid: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what location (s)), bleeding, diarrhea/constipation/change in baseline bowel habits, tenderness, distension? Are you pregnant, have underlying disease, >60? ...Read more
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