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Hey doctor so last night I bought some food And

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Thu, 4 Apr 2019 in General Health
Question: Hey doctor so last night I bought some food And I ate it along with a couple of other things and drank a couple of sodas different flavors this morning I woke up vomiting all the food up and ever since anything I drink or eat I throw it back up
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
hold off solids, fluid and electrolyte replacement

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Acute vomiting is most commonly due to food poisoning though there are other causes as well.
In most persons the symptoms last less than 3 days but rarely can last up to a week.

Treatment: (1)Hold off solid foods till there is a 4 hour period with no symptoms. When this 4 hour period passes, then start on a small amount of dry foods such as bread, biscuits, plain rice

(2)fluid and electrolyte replacement with oral hydration products or diluted sport drinks (may be diluted to reduce the sugar concentration)
Only sips (1 to 3 tsp), should be used for the first hour every 5 mins, if more are used then this would cause vomiting

After the 1st hour passes, if the amount of fluid is tolerated, then you can slowly increase. If not tolerated, then take a small break (15 to 20 mins) and restart sips 5 mins apart.

The stomach is not ready to take large amounts as yet.

(3)medications such as gravol or peptobismol would help with your symptoms

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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