Treating Vomiting and Diarrhea

Posted By on January 7, 2020


The key difference is with diarrhea. If you
have vomiting and diarrhea, with diarrhea the liquid that you lose from diarrhea is
coming from your body, it’s coming from your tissues. Diarrhea will dehydrate a child very,
very quickly, especially smaller children. So when you have diarrhea with vomiting, now
you’re losing fluid and you can’t take fluid in because you’re vomiting and that’s a kid
that can get dehydrated very quickly. So it’s that combination. Now sometimes they follow
each other, so you’ll start with vomiting and then you get diarrhea. As long as they
can drink while they’re having the diarrhea, they can replace what they’re losing and it’s
usually not a problem. It’s when they come right together you have losing fluid from
the diarrhea and they can’t drink because you’re vomiting – those kids can get in trouble.
And again, smaller kids get in trouble quicker than bigger kids.

Posted by Lewis Heart

This article has 9 comments

  1. I have been rather lucky. I rarely vomit, but diarrhoea I have what I consider twice the 'average' thus nine times per year. Those times I have vomited with experiencing the 'squits' I exceedingly rare, but it has been taxing upon me. Mostly though If I get norovirus or the like, I usually vomit once or twice then follows with that stinky and rather nasty 'vile brown lava'.

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  2. Yesterday I was walking my dog in the hot sun and then I didn’t drink water so when I woke up I started having diarrhea then after I walked my do I went back in to my house and I started vomiting

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  3. The overlooked micronutrient molybdenum can help treat vomiting and diarrhea. It's available in the USA–as a chelated form with the amino acid glycine–from several vitamin companies.

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