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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for severe vomiting during pregnancy

My wife is one month pregnant. She is vomiting and can't eat or drink. Every time she eats or drinks every thing come out. She has not been eating for a week now. I took her to the ER and they just gave her drip. She is not feeling well at all. I don't know what should we do?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014
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I understand your concern.
Pregnancy vomiting is due to pregnancy hormones causing capricious appetite/ intolerance for smells.It is normal symptom of pregnancy. Needs treatment when excessive .
severe vomiting needs Iv transfusion for fluid replacement.
This is to be followed by home care & anti emetics advised by doctor.
- bed rest, & nutrition in form of small servings
- Take it in form of dry carbohydrates - biscuits/ dry fruits- To be munched slowly,before leaving bed. lie in bed for half an hour & then get up to start your routine.
- avoid fatty/spicy food.
- avoid liquids with solid food.
- cold milk/ice cream is digested more easily.
- Have a sound sleep / Be positive.
* Tablet Pyridoxin ( pregnidoxin)/Tab antacid ( Histac 150 mg)/ Anti emetic drugs are to be taken by doctor's advise.
* Iv fluids are needed with signs of dehydration( dry mouth,dizziness)
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