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Citric fruits aggrevating gastroenteritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   * I am
User :   Hello Dr.
User :   I have a 6 year old daughter
Doctor :   What is the query?
User :   she has had multiple times vomitting through out y'day night and she has been diagnoised to be suffering from gastroenteritis.
User :   I would like to understand what is the recommended diet in such case.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Currently she is just on Liquids and ORS..
Doctor :   Is she in hospital now?
User :   No she is at home..
Doctor :   I prefer liquid diet initially
User :   other than tender coconut and liquid ORS what else can I give her?
Doctor :   Once the loose motions resolve, The next day, if she is feeling better, she can eat foods like white rice, apple sauce, white bread and bananas.
User :   Sorry she is not having loose motions, she is only having vommitting...
Doctor :   Liquids means any clear fruit jiuce without pulp
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   Still consider Gastroenteritis
User :   Ok.
User :   Is home prepared Orange juice OK?
Doctor :   once she is tolerating clear liquids, then switch to rice, banana apple sauce m, bread
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   orange juice Home made is fine as long as there is no pulp
User :   OK sure.
Doctor :   Try to avoid greasy and citrus foods, as they can aggravate the condition.
Doctor :   You know citrus?
Doctor :   oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes.
Doctor :   they irritate the stomach
User :   ok got it....
Doctor :   fter the symptoms subside, one may include solid foods (white toasts, dry cereal) in their diet. The symptoms of gastroenteritis generally subside in 2 days. Prefer home cooked food and avoid eating outside. Having large meals during this period is not recommended, as the stomach is not in a position to properly digest solid foods. It is important to have frequent small meals that are spaced evenly throughout the day. After 10-15 days, the patient can start eating cooked vegetables, fruits and low fat milk products in small amounts.
Doctor :   *after
User :   ok
Doctor :   So once she is free from vomiting , after 2 days you can resume regular food in small quantities
User :   Fine.
Doctor :   Did I solve your query
Doctor :   That was very interesting query.
User :   Yes thanks a lot .
Doctor :   It was nice chatting with you.
User :   I will take your advise and get back if I have anything else ..
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   Thanks a lot for your time..
Doctor :   Please leave your valuable feed back.
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Sure. Bye
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