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Stomach Bug

  • Sip ginger tea. (To make it, add a pinch of freshly chopped ginger to a cup of hot water.) Skip ginger ale; most don’t contain much real ginger.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking clear liquids, like water, herbal tea, or a sports drink. Vomiting or diarrhea can lead to dehydration, which affects the body’s ability to deliver blood to vital organs. If you can’t keep anything down, suck on ice chips or Popsicles.
  • Stick to bland foods. Try easy-to-digest crackers, toast, or dry cereal. As you feel better, introduce soft-boiled or scrambled eggs or plain yogurt.

  • Drink fruit juice or coffee. The acidity of both can be irritating.
  • Eat protein at first; it’s harder to digest than carbohydrates. Avoid salads and whole fruits, too.

Call your doctor if:
  • Your symptoms get worse or last longer than 24 hours. Severe stomach pain, vomiting, or diarrhea can indicate gallstones or appendicitis.

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