Medical Advice Articles
Vomiting & Diarrhea
Splash... every parent has experienced the sound of vomit hitting a surface which is not the toilet. When a nasty stomach bug hits your home it means lots of sanitary cloths, Lysol and constant loads of clothes going through the washing machine. There are countless viruses that cause both vomiting and diarrhea which are not curable with medication. These viruses can last 3-7 days with diarrhea lingering a little longer. Stomach pain and cramping can also accompany vomiting and diarrhea. The most important thing to remember when someone in your home is going through a stomach bug is to keep them hydrated. Start with small sips and slowly increase their intake. Our office also recommends the usage of probiotics (Culturelle) anytime stomach issues arise. If at any time your child begins with to have blood in their vomit or stool, have green vomit or stingy mucus in the stool then they should be seen by a medical provider.
Follow this link for Dr. Magryta's guide about rehydration!