Diarrhea and Vomiting

Diarrhea and Vomiting

Begin with clear liquids for 24-48 hours: Pedialyte, Ginger Ale, 7-Up, Gatorade, frozen Kool-Aid popsicles and Jello-O. Slowly add soft, bland foods – bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, Ritz crackers, dry cereal.

Avoid greasy foods, milk, orange juice or liquids that contain caffeine.

As the vomiting and diarrhea improve, continue to add foods more firm in consistency. Let your appetite be the guide.

Be sure to drink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration.  Signs and symptoms of dehydration are dry mouth, no tears when crying, sunken eyes, loose wrinkly skin, failure to urinate 4 times in 24 hours, inability to keep balance when walking.

If diarrhea has not cleared up within 3 days, or if you notice blood when you vomit or in your stool, follow up with your physician.