What To Do When You Have Diarrhea and Vomiting

diarrhea and vomiting

The causes of diarrhea includes poor nutrition, virus infection; bacterial infection (usually infecting the gut); worm infections, malaria, and food poisoning. Other known causes include measles or urinary infection.

Some people suffer from diarrhea due inability to digest milk caused by malnutrition, allergies to some food, eating unripe fruits, laxatives etc. So what to do?

1. Concentrate on Rehydration. The most dangerous part of diarrhea is it's ability to dehydrate. So drink lots of liquids; take fruit juices and more pure water.

In case of severe dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting, Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) might be of greater help than any medicine.

Put 2 level tablespoons of sugar or honey in a litre of boiled water. Add quarter teaspoon salt and quarter teaspoon of baking soda (soda bicarbonate). Note that soda can be replaced by another same measure of salt.

ORT should be taken in small quantitites. Ripping the mixture for the whole day can help stop diarrhea by Rehydration. Also note that ORT does not replace any diet or food. Eat alot but in case of vomiting, increase Rehydration save more than fooding.

2. Sipping cola drink, herbal teas like chamomile is the first thing to do in terms of vomiting especially does associated with allergies or if you're unsure of the cause. Ginger ale also works to limit the frequency of vomiting.

If the case becomes uncontrollable with the above listed remedies try promethazine -- it controls vomiting. If still fails, consult a physician.

Foods to Take when you have diarrhea and vomiting

Foods you can take when you have diarrhea and vomiting include...

Herbal teas, natural milk (for babies), egg, broth, meat, chicken, rice waver, leaps sugared fruit juices. One of this foods can be adoptedo even in a circumstance where the person is too sick and still vomits.

Foods to start taking after a slight recovery

When you have diarrhea and vomiting, lots of energy are lost, your muscles might become weak and need more nourishment to get you healthy. Foods including Well cooked fish, boiled eggs, potatoes, mashed fresh maize, oatmeal, rice, cooked bananas, grain foods, cooked apple sauce, lentils, papaya or peas are great head start.

In addition....

Fresh Lemon juice was practically experimented to stop vomiting instantly. Even when you have certain allergies, you can take lemon before going. Today, there are many juices having lemon as main ingredients.

Do not forget to wash your mouth after you vomit. Take a good nap, in a cool and undisturbed area. Avoid staying too long in sunlight but exercise yourself as soon as you feel a sense of recovery from diarrhea and vomiting.

Drink electorlyte liquids such as ice water. Lick the ice while taking a walk in order to refresh. You need enough air to calm you down when you have diarrhea and vomiting.

Emetrol syrup also helps if you want to stop vomiting especially in children. Natural or cooked syrup can also work for all ages.

Chew gum or suck mint to get your intestines in order.

Use cool compress on your neck up to your forehead and back down to your neck till you feel better.

Fast deep breathing was said to help in treating vomiting especially in the absence of other methods. Do this in an open place to get freshly moving air inside you.

Lay on the sofa with your feet higher than your head. If you want to go for this method in treating diarrhea and vomiting, do not take much liquid.

Literally, the last action to take when you have diarrhea and vomiting after trying your best is to consult your doctor. If you have certain complications in the past, do not waste much time especially when the symptoms becomes obvious and you're suspicious.