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Gastroenteritis, possibly Campylobacter. What can I eat?

(9 Posts)
Kayzr Wed 19-Oct-11 16:32:41

Since Saturday I've been really ill with dioherrea and stomach cramps. GP thinks its been caused by Campylobacter. I've done a sample and waiting for the results.

I am starving and really fed up of eating toast. Is there anything else I can eat that isn't going to make me worse?


Angel786 Wed 19-Oct-11 17:40:32

Norwalk virus is doing the rounds, had it 2 weeks ago now got a new bout without the vomiting.

I haven't eaten today but usually bananas, coca cola (hood for sugar) and dry bread / toast. Avoid spices and saucy food and get some rehydration salts.

Also no wine sad

colditz Wed 19-Oct-11 20:01:35

rice with soy sauce

howlingheadlessmunsters Wed 19-Oct-11 20:08:43

Coca cola is good but stir it so it's going flat or suffer the consequences.
An egg boiled so it's rock solid. Personally a McVities ginger nut nibbled slowly doesn't seem to set me off. I wouldn't go for a banana but each to their own.

ZombiouslyGhoulblivious Wed 19-Oct-11 20:12:54

You poor thing. When I'm puking I find ready salted walkers ideal.

Kayzr Wed 19-Oct-11 20:21:42

I will try some rice, and an egg tomorrow.

I really fancy some coca cola but thought it would make things worse so will have some flat coke.

canyou Wed 19-Oct-11 20:39:08

I have rice cooked in an oxo cube when my stomach plays up, cola is good [it is used to offset the nausea caused by drug detox] stem ginger biscuits have a flavour and are good for you grin plain home made broth would be good as well. Hope you feel better soon

winemakesmeclever Wed 19-Oct-11 20:42:10

Live yogurt to put some good bugs back into your poor system. Bananas for potassium, apples for vitamins and fibre, and plain biscuits for carbs. Had campylobacter myself so I know how you feel! Get well soon!

Kayzr Thu 20-Oct-11 06:51:30

Will the yoghurt help? I thought dairy stuff made it worse. But I'll get some today.


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