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im pregnant and i keep feeling really sick. whats the best

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im pregnant and i keep feeling really sick. whats the best things to eat or drink for this or is there anything i can take to stop me feeling this way?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Yes there is a lot you can do.

Dr. K. :

First of all, eat small amount frequently during the day. Eat whatever sounds good Do not worry about nutrition. The baby is so tiny that it does not matter what you eat.

Dr. K. :

Carbohydrates like crackers, cereal and breads are good

Dr. K. :

Over the counter Emetrol is safe to use

Dr. K. :

Some women use an extra vitamin B6 or "sea bands" which are motion sickness wrist bands.

Dr. K. :

Your dr can give you a prescription for ondansetron which is safe to take while pregnant. It works very well.

Customer:

is ginger biscuits good for sickness aswell?

Dr. K. :

Yes, any type of ginger helps But it does not work for everyone.

Customer:

is there anything i can take at mo? am i allowed andrews to settle my belly?

Dr. K. :

At mo?

Customer:

at the moment?

Dr. K. :

what do you mean by "andrews"

Dr. K. :

You can get emetrol over the counter in the uk

Customer:

andrew salts

Dr. K. :

The active ingredient in emetrol is phosphoric acid

Dr. K. :

Mylanta and maalox also fine as is Pepto Bismol

Customer:

ive got andrews salts can i take that?

Dr. K. :

Andrews salts is an antacid but also a laxative.

Dr. K. :

If you dont need the laxative effect maybe not

Dr. K. :

Its not really going to help with the nausea but it is safe to take

Customer:

can i get any of the tablets you have named over the counter?

Dr. K. :

All of them except odansetron are over the counter as I specified above

Dr. K. :

http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/MedicineOverview.aspx?medicine=Pepto-Bismol

Dr. K. :

Best would be pepto bismol You can get it anywhere over the counter

Customer:

thank you ill get some tomorrow.so that will stop me from feeling sick?

Dr. K. :

It will surely help.

Dr. K. :

Hope you feel better. Please consider a positive rating before you leave

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