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What will help early gastroenteritis to stop it from getting worse?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Time

Most gastroenteritis is caused by a virus.
Time will help most as your bodies immune system will be your defense. Drink lots of fluids but it will need to run its course. If it is lasting longer than expected call your doctor.

In brief: Time

Most gastroenteritis is caused by a virus.
Time will help most as your bodies immune system will be your defense. Drink lots of fluids but it will need to run its course. If it is lasting longer than expected call your doctor.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fluids/ rest

Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks.
Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.

In brief: Fluids/ rest

Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks.
Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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