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marriedinwhite Fri 23-Nov-12 22:24:26

DD is 14. She has just been sick for the fifth time and is feeling so very ill. She wants to die or for someone to knock her out. The other end is starting now. I think it's just time and plain water when she thinks she might keep it down. Has anyone got any tips to make her feel more comfortable - I just feel so sorry for her.

Afrodizzywonders Fri 23-Nov-12 22:28:11

I've just got over the vomiting bug (38 weeks pregnant as well) it was horrid. Afraid it's a case of ride it out, sip food until ready, i'd wait 24 hours.

I craved Lucozade after, think its a childhood crutch my parents instilled!

Afrodizzywonders Fri 23-Nov-12 22:29:16

Get some rehydration salts as well in the morning, make you feel much better quicker.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Fri 23-Nov-12 22:29:54

Coca cola. Promise.

BalthierBunansa Fri 23-Nov-12 22:37:30

How awful! The only thing to do is wait it out i'm afraid.

maddening Fri 23-Nov-12 22:43:06

re-hydrate salts.

hot water bottles and distraction if she can't sleep.

I don't know about pain killers - ds is 22 mths so only on the baby pain meds here :-)

LiquidLunch Fri 23-Nov-12 22:45:00

Coca cola (I drink flat when ill)


Small piece of marmite on toast


Sips of coke through the night

TysonsMummy Fri 23-Nov-12 22:50:01

you need to give some lucozade and water and paracatamals will sort her

FlyOverTheMistletoe Fri 23-Nov-12 22:53:33

Err are you sure its a tummybug, maybe she should POAS !

whatatwat Fri 23-Nov-12 22:54:43

ffs fly
why would you even go there?

CoolaSchmoola Fri 23-Nov-12 22:56:55

Definitely Coca-Cola, needs to be "proper" Coke, needs to be full fat, needs to be flat.

Sipped slowly it will settle her stomach and replace her sugars so she won't feel so much like a wrung out dishcloth. My friend thought I was nuts suggesting this, but when I poured her the Coke she was prostate on the sofa, looking green and when I left she was sat up, still pale, but a lot better than when I arrived.

Hope she feels better soon.

WelshMaenad Fri 23-Nov-12 22:58:25

Dd and I are just getting over this. We got some ORS rehydration salts from tesco, and they really helped. Sips of that, or energy drink, and ride it out!

CoolaSchmoola Fri 23-Nov-12 22:58:31

Fly - Yes because every teenage girl who throws up is pregnant...

Hmmmm, is this a case of not judging others by your own standards?

marriedinwhite Fri 23-Nov-12 22:59:59

Thanks all. I think she's dropped off. Will get some coke in first thing.

brighthair Fri 23-Nov-12 23:01:55

Tiny sips of drink, I literally used a teaspoon when I had norovirus
Don't use immodium but paracetamol is good if she has stomach cramps or a temperature

ShoeJunkie Fri 23-Nov-12 23:04:43

Yy to no Imodium - I was always told that using it would be stopping nature getting the bugs out of the system by whatever means unpleasant though it is.

Hope your DD feels better soon.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 23-Nov-12 23:06:06

Half Coke, half water. Tastes disgusting but it got me though Degue Fever. I wouldn't bother with drugs. They'll either go right through her or stop the normal progression of the bug.

valpollicella Fri 23-Nov-12 23:06:08

Yes rehydration sachets or coke. Just the tiniest sips regularly will food and def no dairy until she is 100% better

Poor love. Hope she feels better tomorrow.

FlyOverTheMistletoe Fri 23-Nov-12 23:06:17

Wow I hit a nerve ! I am not meaning to insult anyone, but I thought I had a tummy bug - (i was old-ish 29) and I was actually expecting. So I guess I'm stupid, ignorant and judgemental

MousyMouse Fri 23-Nov-12 23:07:45

agree with the flat cola. you can also put a little salt (tiny pinch per glas) in to replace the minerals she is losing. also some small bites of plain toast in between might help, it is much more pleasant to through up something rather then just bile...

CaliforniaLeaving Fri 23-Nov-12 23:42:35

We do flat coke, gatorade, dry toast or plain crackers.

RedHelenB Sat 24-Nov-12 09:00:31

licking ice pops if can't keep water down - doctor told me that when dd1 was a baby & it works

marriedinwhite Sat 24-Nov-12 16:11:22

Thanks all. Got some coke but she's not up to it; nor the lucozade sport but she's had three quarters of a bottle of vitamin water. Still really poorly and aching and all over now. Very very wimpy - am thinking it might be flu - will see how she is tomorrow.

Have to go out tonight and DH is away so hope that she will sleep mostly from now. Think she will and if she needs me I can be home in 10 minutes.

ISeeThreadPeople Sat 24-Nov-12 16:17:01

In the last fortnight everybody I know has had this. I thought the dc had escaped it but have been up all night and now all day tending to 5yo dd and 14mo ds. Both vomiting, both vile diarrhoea, fevers, hacking coughs, aches, pains, lethargy etc. My poor washing machine is groaning with the onslaught. DS thankfully is still bf. DD is sipping water and has had a couple of salty crisps. Everybody has said you just ride it out. Friend's dd ended up in hospital but she was 'just' dehydrated and needed some help for a while. Winter sickness bugs are blooming awful.

ElaineBenes Sat 24-Nov-12 16:33:09

Sounds like rotavirus sad nasty nasty

Agree with flat coke. Also try sucking on a quarter lemon. Helps with nausea and nasty taste in mouth.

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