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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Got sick on mon. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, egg burps, stomach cramps. By tues. eve I felt better. Felt fine all day weds. Woke up thurs. morn w/ egg burps but felt ok otherwise. Nausea hit that afternoon, puking again in eve. By Fri morn. felt better. Totally fine all day fri. and sat. Woke up this morn. w/ egg burps again. My daughter is doing same thing. She has puked 3 days this week but not days in a row. She is perfectly fine on the days she doesnt vomit. Its like a recurring stomach flu. Any answers? First experience with this
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Answered by Dr. Arun (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
food poisoning or viral bug

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
From your description it looks like food poisoning or viral gastritis.
Since both of you have been vomiting the chances of food poisoning is high. The source could be anything you have been consuming for the past week.
It could also be a viral infection which has spread from you to your daughter. Sometimes viral infection can last a week before settling.
No need to worry. It will settle down in a few days.
Try identifying source if possible. Avoid refrigerated foods esp reheating.
Eat only freshly cooked food. Try more liquids and oral electrolyte solution like pedialyte.
I usually prescribe ondansetron ( you need to visit your gp for the same) to control vomiting.
Probiotics like saccharomyces can help.
Wishing you both good health and speedy recovery.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Suggest treatment for nausea, diarrhea and stomach cramps

Brief Answer: food poisoning or viral bug Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. From your description it looks like food poisoning or viral gastritis. Since both of you have been vomiting the chances of food poisoning is high. The source could be anything you have been consuming for the past week. It could also be a viral infection which has spread from you to your daughter. Sometimes viral infection can last a week before settling. No need to worry. It will settle down in a few days. Try identifying source if possible. Avoid refrigerated foods esp reheating. Eat only freshly cooked food. Try more liquids and oral electrolyte solution like pedialyte. I usually prescribe ondansetron ( you need to visit your gp for the same) to control vomiting. Probiotics like saccharomyces can help. Wishing you both good health and speedy recovery. Regards Dr Arun