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Old 09-05-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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So i have been sick for about two weeks. i first had a fever which went away and then had an ear and sinus infection. I now have the stomach bug which ive had since monday night. its been about 16 hours since ive vomited and i have diarrhea. the problem is my first day of high school was tuesday and now ive missed the first two days which is terrible and id really like to not miss any more. what can i do to get better? How much longer will this last? ive been drinking tea, water, and ginger ale and ive been eating saltines and toast. thank you!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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When my kids have the stomach flu, I feed them white rice cooked with lemons (cut the lemon in half and just toss it in while the rice cooks, then discard it before serving), applesauce, and yogurt. The rice and the applesauce will help stop you up, and the yogurt has the healthy bacteria that your body needs to get your digestive system back on track.

Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids. I'd probably switch the tea for gatorade for now, tea is a diuretic when it has caffeine.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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thank you!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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When I am sick and get dehydrated I don't like gatorade so I don't use it, what I use for myself (I'm 51) is unflavored Pedialyte, it works great for me.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Oh, ginger capsules are really good for nausea and stomach cramps too. You can find them at Walmart or the grocery store in the aisle with herbal supplements.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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A stomach virus (most likely Noro, which is what people on cruise ships and in schools get frequently!!!) should go away in about 3-4 days. You do need to stay as hydrated as possible. No solid foods until you're sure the virus has passed and you are getting hungry again! Then, keep it light...scrambled eggs, chicken noodle soup...anything that's light and you might tolerate....toast or crackers...stuff like that.

If you're still having diarrhea, no solids......you have to let your insides calm down!!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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When my kids have the stomach flu, I feed them white rice cooked with lemons (cut the lemon in half and just toss it in while the rice cooks, then discard it before serving), applesauce, and yogurt. The rice and the applesauce will help stop you up, and the yogurt has the healthy bacteria that your body needs to get your digestive system back on track.

Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids. I'd probably switch the tea for gatorade for now, tea is a diuretic when it has caffeine.
That sounds like very wise advice!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Imodian for one end, ginger for the other.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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Once you are no longer throwing up eat the BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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When I had electrolyte imbalance, which you get from a lot of vomiting, a nurse told me to eat baked potatoes and bananas.
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