Hi Doctor, We had outside food (noodles) yesterday night and
We had outside food (noodles) yesterday night and my wife is not feeling well since today morning. She is having the following symptoms:
- Vomitish feeling and she has also vomited once
- Stomach ache
- Feeling cold
Please suggest what shall we do?
Probably food poisoning
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your wife probably has food poisoning and will get better in 2-3 days.
Meanwhile she can take lots of oral fluids to flush out toxins. Make sure she takes cleaner water and soft food. Avoid raw foods.
She can also take Ondansetron syrup 2 times a day to control vomiting.
If there are any alarming symptoms like mucous or blood in stools then she may need antibiotics. Otherwise she will recover by herself.
Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Crocin is not needed
It is a common observation that one of the two people who eat same food, gotten sick. There maybe different reasons. Maybe she has a viral from another source, maybe she is more prone to diarheas due to weaker immunity, maybe the food poisoning is from something else, etc. However management stays same for a viral or food poisoning diarhea. Fluids and medicines for vomiting.
Crocin maybe taken if her body temperature is more than 102. With just a feeling of cold, she may take half a tablet of combiflam to get over the fever-ish feeling or body aches.
Can she take tea/coffee in this condition or it should be avoided?
Also, any specific things to be avoided or taken more apart from more fluids as suggested?
Tea/coffee can be taken in moderation
Tea or coffee can be taken in moderation upto 2-3 cups a day.
Milk and juices can be avoided. Raw foods that have rough ends can be avoided.
Soft foods like khichdi, coconut water can be taken. Pomegranate seeds are considered good. Curd or yogurt or yakult maybe taken in moderation.
Hope this answers your query. Let me know if you have further queries.
She has observed loose motions (a little bit) in the morning and yellow urine today.
Anything to worry or any medicine to be taken?
Nothing to worry
There is nothing to worry. It is seemingly a viral gastro-enteritis and will resolve in few days. Yellow urine is due to toxins and dehydration. Fluid intake will clear it.
She can take ORS in clean water after every motion or whenever thirsty.
Antibiotics will not be effective.