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, I have a condition I was vomiting whole night

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Hello, I have a condition I was vomiting for the whole night on Wednesday, and today I am felling like I want to do it again but it did not happened since then. I am not sure if this is a stomach bug or food poison , I am feeling very weak because I can not eat much, please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.
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Are you having any diarrhea or fever?

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Customer:

I had diarrhea during my vomit session on Wednesday

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Well this is more likely to be a stomach bug, viral gastroenteritis

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Important thing now is to take appropriate home care

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home care is usually sufficient for this specially since the vomiting has stopped though you are still nauseous

Customer:

oh yes

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I will just note down the general steps of home care

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Customer:

do I need to take any medicament for this?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

This is likely to be an episode of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu

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Viral gastroenteritis presents with vomiting and/or diarrhoea, although there may be diarrhoea alone. This is often preceded by headaches, fever and flu like symptoms.

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Treatment for this is mainly supportive:

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Rest.

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Plenty of fluids- you should take water, fruit juices, electrolyte fluids like Gatorade..

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Bland diet: the BRATTY diet - banana, soft rice, apple sauce, toast, tea and yoghurt is recommended.

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Small meals.

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You can take the following OTC medicines:

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Loperamide (one brand name: Imodium): This is for diarrhoea if it is severe. the dosage is 2 caplets after the first loose stool, then 1 caplet after each loose stool that follows.

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Take no more than 4 caplets or 8 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours

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Bismuth subsalicylate (brand names: Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol): This is for vomiting if it is severe. The usual dose is 2 tablespoonfuls every half-hour to one hour if needed.

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You should not take more than 16 tablespoonfuls of the regular-strength suspension or 8 tablespoonfuls of the concentrate in twenty-four hours

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You will need to report to the doctor if your diarrhea is so severe you get dehydrated, or you pass blood in vomit or stools.

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Also if there is severe cramping

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Viral gastroenteritis usually resolves spontaneously.

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You will also need to see your doctor if it persists for more than 7 days.

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These steps will help to resolve this problem

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also help you get over your weakness

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follow these steps and you will soon be all right

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take care

Customer:

thank you

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