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Suggest remedies for vomiting in an elderly person

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My 67 year old wife has been vomiting for 12 hours. The last 8 hours she has been vomiting a yellow substance believed to be bile. She has a low grade fever, experiences hot and cold chills and her stomach aches. She had a Flu shot two weeks ago. Please respond, Thank You
Posted Sun, 19 Nov 2017 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Stomach flu, ER is the next step

Detailed Answer:

It looks like she is suffering from stomach flu or viral gastroenteritis.
It is important to stablize her at the moment as she is likely to drop her BP and pulse. If your home remedies or medicines to stop vomitings did not help it is important to get to a clinic immediately.
Since she is vomiting and cannot take oral fluids she is likely to deteriorate further without IV fluids.
She needs to be stabilized with IV fluids.
I suggest to see at the ER or local urgent care quickly. At least an IV anti emetics injection would control the vomitings quickly.
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