- Vomiting and diarrhea are best treated by
resting the stomach.
- Give the patient
nothing by mouth, except lollipops or hard candy for about 4 hours.
- Start cola or
ginger ale (shake out the fizz), one shot glass full every 15 minutes for 1 hour.
- If the above is
well tolerated, offer saltine crackers, toast with jelly (no
butter) and a very weak tea with real sugar (about 4 oz.)
- Meals may then be
selected from these binding, and usually well-tolerated: no milk, dry rice cereal, dry
sugar-coated cereal, apples, applesauce, bananas, jello, cottage cheese, lean
meats or chicken. Clear broth or any clear soups.
- A good source of
fluids for a child who refuses other liquids would be (Kool Aid) or (Funny Face).
- Avoid milk, vegetables,
other fruits, foods or spices. Water is usually irritating
to an empty stomach. Skim milk undiluted, can be dangerous to a child who may
be becoming dehydrated.
- Capacitate is
usually ineffective, is vomited by the patients with stomach upsets, and binds for days after the acute
episode. Do not use compazine or other suppositories to suppress vomiting as
these drugs can produce convulsions if used indiscriminately or in incorrect
- Aspirin is
usually irritating. Temperature may be reduced with Acetaminophen
(Tylenol, Tempra) drops, 0.6 ml. per year of age, or by running cold water over the wrists
for 10 to 15 min.
- Persistent or recurrent
vomiting, severe cramps, or pain may be dangers signs. Call your Doctor