What should you do if you have diarrhea and vomiting?
Treatment for vomiting (regardless of age or cause) includes: Drinking gradually larger amounts of clear liquids Avoiding solid food until the vomiting episode has passed If vomiting and diarrhea last more than 24 hours, an oral rehydrating solution such as Pedialyte should be used to prevent and treat dehydration.
How to treat nausea and vomiting regardless of age?
Treatment for vomiting (regardless of age or cause) includes: Drinking gradually larger amounts of clear liquids. Avoiding solid food until the vomiting episode has passed. If vomiting and diarrhea last more than 24 hours, an oral rehydrating solution such as Pedialyte should be used to prevent and treat dehydration.
What’s the difference between nausea and throwing up?
Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying (“throwing up”) of stomach contents through the mouth. What Causes Nausea or Vomiting?
When to call the doctor about nausea and vomiting?
When to Call the Doctor About Nausea and Vomiting. Call a doctor about nausea and vomiting: Adults should consult a doctor if vomiting occurs for more than one day, diarrhea and vomiting last more than 24 hours, or there are signs of dehydration.
Can a runny stool from vomiting cause dehydration?
Loose or runny stools do not cause dehydration. Dehydration means that the body has lost too much fluid. This can happen with vomiting and/or diarrhea. A weight loss of more than 3% is needed. Mild diarrhea or mild vomiting does not cause this. Neither does a small decrease in fluid intake.
Is it normal for vomiting and diarrhea to occur together?
Vomiting and diarrhea occur together Vomiting is the forceful emptying (throwing up) of what is in the stomach It’s normal for nausea (upset stomach) to come before each bout of vomiting Diarrhea means 2 or more watery or very loose stools. If vomiting is done, use the Diarrhea care guide.
When to return to school after vomiting and diarrhea?
Your child can return to school after the vomiting and fever are gone. For the first 3 or 4 hours, your child may vomit everything. Then the stomach settles down. Moderate vomiting usually stops in 12 to 24 hours. Mild vomiting (1-2 times per day) with diarrhea may last a little longer.
What causes vomiting and diarrhea after eating bad food?
Food Poisoning. This causes rapid vomiting and diarrhea within hours after eating the bad food. Caused by toxins from germs growing in foods left out too long. An example is Staph toxin in egg salad.