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does anyone have tips on vomiting and diareah? Doc says its viral.

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Asked by 1missy75 at 3:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • BRAT diet

    Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast....

    Answer by onyourterms at 3:42 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Oh man do I......thats all we've been doing the past week.

    How old is your child?

    I always push clear Gatorade on mine to keep them hydrated. They wont drink pedialyte.

    Keep a bucket near for vomit and if it gets bad enough call the Dr back and see if they will phone you in Phinagrin. I probably didnt spell that right.

    But its a suppository that stops vomiting and diarrhea and helps them sleep, it is a lifesaver!!!

    Just keep the fluids going thats the most important part.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 3:42 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • could be bacterial. Mix some Gatorade with water about 1/2 & 1/2. You don't want to give them straight Gatorade because sometimes they will vomit it right back up because of the high sugar content. Anyway, put it on a teaspoon & have them sip it about every 10-15 min. This will help keep them hydrated, & they will most likely absorb it too quickly to puke it back up. That's why it is good to take just a few sips here & there. If they intake too much liquid at once, they will end up puking more out then they drank. They will get over it & there is not much Dr.'s can do other that say "they have a virus". But, the most important thing is to keep them hydrated. If they get dehydrated (lack of tears, no peeing are good signs) they will have to go to the emergency room & get an IV.


    Answer by samurai_chica at 3:46 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Get Florastor kids or something similiar. It has all the healthy bacteria cultures you would find in yogurt. It helps "fix" the system. THere's also an OTC that helps stop vomiting. Might be worth trying.

    Also, agree with samurai. small amounts of liquid at a time. It's never any fun for them to scarf it down then up it comes! My dd would fight me so hard to get a drink when she was sick as an infant but we limitied to half an hour until she could hold it, then an ounce every half hour.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Wait for at least 2 hours after vomiting. Then give 2oz of water and wait for 10 minutes. If that stays down, do it again. If that stays down, give 4oz and wait for 20. If that stays down give it again.

    After that hour, go ahead and let them have what water they want but drink slowly and don't go crazy with it. When there has been no vomiting for 6 hours, give them something bland to eat (toast, bread, etc) If at any point they vomit again, start over. The key is to let the stomach rest from the upheaval.

    After they can tolerate some food, start the BRAT diet and let them have all the starches and carbs they want to bulk up the diarrhea. You have to get the vomiting under control first before you can do much about the diarrhea.

    Watch for dehydration, but while vomiting give only WATER.

    Once you're working on bulking the diarrhea, steer clear of any sugary drinks...gatorade, pedialyte or juice...makes worse.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:11 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

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    That's what our pediatrician has us do for stomach bugs.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:12 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • keep giving fluids, pedialite or watered down gatorade. Room temps, only little sips at a time, keep it to 2 oz at a time. Constantly slowly sipping though. If they throw it up, not problem, they are still absorbing fluids into their system... just keep it going. Mint teas, or even candies to suck on can help with the vomiting.

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 1:38 AM on Apr. 7, 2009

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