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Vomiting after alcohol consumption - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   My girlfriend drank a little too much last night and became sick as expected from that. She had not eaten enough yesterday and threw up several times last night, unable to drink too much water without choking. She woke up this morning feeling extremely ill and has been throwing up almost once or twice every hour when she is awake. It is now almost midnight now and so this has been going on for almost 24 hours in which she has been constantly drinking water but throwing it up so she is only partially hydrated, and has not been able to stomach any food. She has not seemed to get better since the afternoon. Could this be just an extended hangover or should she seek help. She feels awful and is not one to over-exadurate. What do I do!?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr....
User :   how are you
Doctor :   I am good, thanks
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Doctor :   Please give me a couple of minutes
Doctor :   At this time you have to observe her closely and keep replacing the fluids
Doctor :   in the form of yogurt with water and pinch of salt
Doctor :   Give them very slowly by mouth
Doctor :   sip by sip and not gulping
User :   what ratio of yogurt water and salt?
User :   like mixed together?
Doctor :   yes
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Yogurt 1, Water 10
User :   if she keeps throwing it up
User :   i hould just keep replacing it correct?
Doctor :   Mix a pinch of salt
Doctor :   in 200ml of Yogurt water
User :   great
Doctor :   So the complete proportion is thus: User :   i mean if she throws it up
User :   what do i do
User :   try again'
User :   or get her to sleep
Doctor :   Yogurt 3 table spoons in 200ml of water, pinch of salt and 1 table spoon of sugar
Doctor :   Try this for two glasses of water
User :   ok
Doctor :   If she still throws up, rush to ER for injections
Doctor :   She might be having severe gastritis
User :   how do i recognize that?
Doctor :   Does she complain of stomach pain?
User :   she thinks it is pain from throwing up
Doctor :   If you are not able to recognize, seek help from ER
Doctor :   A simple hangover cannot last more than 24 hours after the bout of alcohol
User :   ok
User :   thank you
User :   is there anything else i need to know
User :   i am worried
Doctor :   Replacing fluids and giving the antacids is the treatment now with good rest
Doctor :   If the fluids cannot be replaced by mouth, IV fluids are the only way
User :   antacids
User :   like tums?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But first fluids
User :   great
Doctor :   otherwise antacids should not be acting
Doctor :   What is her age
User :   20
Doctor :   Do not try repeated if you are not comfortable
User :   ok
Doctor :   If she keeps throwing up on yogurt water, do not waste any more time
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions
User :   i believe that is all?
User :   if i need more
User :   can i continue with you?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can
User :   how do i go about that
Doctor :   You can come on chat and ask my name
User :   thank you
User :   i appreciate it
Doctor :   You chat can be transferred
Doctor :   Since this is near to emergency, please go ahead
Doctor :   Bye
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