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Suggest treatment for vomiting and stomach upset

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My wife is 52 and healthy. She came home from the office today after vomiting and has a upset stomach, she does not have a fever. I have given her flat 7-up and crackers, she kept those down. is there something over the counter I can get for her? XXXX
Posted Wed, 5 Feb 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 43 minutes later
Brief Answer: likely due to viral gastritis or food intolerance Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic An anti emetic (medication to stop vomiting) would be helpful. Examples of anti emetics that may be available over the counter are: pepto bismol, emetrol. There are others but they are normally used for vomiting associated with motion sickness eg dramamine and meclizine In addition to the anti emetic, the use of probiotics would help to repair the stomach and intestinal lining. There are different types that may be available at your local pharmacy or she can use yogurt that contains probiotics. She should avoid aggravating foods such as milk, spicy foods. She also needs to keep up her fluid intake by consuming small amounts of fluid at a time. If she drinks a lot she may vomit , so she should use small amounts every few minutes. If she tolerates using small amounts then she can increase what she takes. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for vomiting and stomach upset 10 minutes later
Thanks Doc, Pepto why did'nt I think of that! I recon that's why you get the big bucks. JK. Happy New Year.
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 9 hours later
Brief Answer: no problem Detailed Answer: You're welcome You can feel free to contact with any other queries
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