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Vomiting Pedialyte Try
Dry heaved other nigh with, loose stools. Next night diarrhea twice with vomiting. Food poisoning or bug? Should take probiotic?
Sure can: Certainly sounds like food poisoning (and food poisoning is caused by a "bug"). Can you identify what food may have caused it? If it is food poisoning, it should resolve within a couple of days. If it does not, see your primary care doc. Probiotics are a reasonable thing to take along with plenty of hydration. I would not recommend taking medication to slow down loose stools. ...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
2wk old frequent painful gas. Barely pooping, runny like diarrhea or jelly like. Drinks both formula and breast milk. Should we try pedialyte?
Yes: Pedialyte is formulated with just the right amounts of fluids and electrolytes to replace what you need. Coconut water has almost no electrolytes, and many of the gatorades have way to much sugars for use in gastroenteritis. However, with an adult or older child, any fluids are better than none and resultant dehydration. ...Read more
Whichever.: There is no evidence and there will probably never be any evidence that one or the other is better. This seems to be more a preference. ...Read more
What's better for upset stomach with vomitting and diarrhea, warm or cold 7up? Flat or carbonated?
Whatever works best for you.: The key when having an illness with both vomiting and diarrhea is to not get dehydrated. It really doesn't matter whether you drink 7-up or any liquid, whether flat or carbonated, as long as you're able to gets plenty of liquids. So you can experiment around to find out what works best for you. I would recommend that you not drink milk is your liquid of choice, however. Whatever you decide on, drink as much as you can, to avoid dehydration.If the vomiting is so severe that you can't keep any liquids down, then you may need to seek medical attention. ...Read more
Can drinking too much cranberry juice (and not enough water) cause an upset stomach/ diarrhea/ stomach discomfort?
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well. ...Read more
Diarrhea 7 days stools yellow water, smell like skunk. Tried clear fluids BRAT diet last night up10x's + No blood, no vomit, no fever. Drinking. Help?
Need to see someone: At this point, you need to have stool culture and be started on treatment. Have you tried any over the counter Imodium (loperamide) to see if that diarrhea resolve? Any history of GI problems? So you have to go and see someone since the diarrhea is lasting more than 72 hours. ...Read more
Slightly flattened : Ginger ale is more likely to help than sprite. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; stomach upset 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. ...Read more
7mo with diarrhea & very loose stools. They look light yellow with strings of mucus. Drooling a lot. Refusing her bottles, refusing solids & Pedialyte
Infectious diarrhea: Most likely viral and needs clear fluids, preferably pedialyte (try different flavor), as much as possible to avoid dehydration. Avoid milk and dairy products and use probiotic to restore digestive health. Go to doctor or ED right away if vomiting or fever is noted or no urine for more than 6 hrs. ...Read more
Town has tummy virus. Hubby better (vomiting th/ fri.). I've had diarrhea for 21 hrs on & off. Ok to take immodium? Drinking gatorade/ toast/ no fever but some ache. If so, do I stick with brat diet?
Bloody diarrhea 4x in 1 hour. No fever. Abdominal cramps. No problem eating or drinking. What should I do? Will pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help?
Yes.: Green tea can sometimes cause diarrhea. It's possible that you are sensitive to the tannins or other ingredients. The caffeine levels, if you drink a lot, can also cause diarrhea. You can try it with food, or just avoid. Cut back on the dose or avoid if you are suffering. You could try a decaf version. ...Read more