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Diohrrea Help!..I've just sh*t myself on the utility room floor! [blush]

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ledodgyDave Mon 26-Feb-07 08:38:34

Sorry really tmi but I started with some kind of tummy bug on Saturday night and then had contraction like cramps all day yesterday and this morning I literally pooed myself never seen so much liquid stink (god tmi I know) What can I do? Is there anything I can take? Luckily mil is coming to get the children at 10.30. Is there anything I can eat or drink to stop it? I have no immodium but have heard you're not supposed to take this with a bug anyway... help!

Again huge apologies for TMI!

NotQuiteCockney Mon 26-Feb-07 08:40:10

You have my sympathies. I assume your utility room is at least not carpeted?

You're best off letting it run its course. Fast if you can (water only).

Megglevache Mon 26-Feb-07 08:41:16

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robinpud Mon 26-Feb-07 08:41:55

It sounds like you have a real dose of something. Take to your bed and let it work its way through. Drink water if you can and see how you are after 24 hours. Keep your hygiene strict so as not to pass it onto anyone else.. different towels etc etc.

Poor you.. hope you are soon better

ledodgyDave Mon 26-Feb-07 08:48:51

Ty. NQC luckily utility room has no carpet! I've just rang dp who felt the same asme yesterday but has gone to work as he felt not too bad this morning as I did. Have warned him that even if he thinks he needs to pass wind to go straight to the loo imagine the embarrassment if the same thing happened to him in the testing lab! Fasting sounds a good idea I ate nothing yesterday either the pains have come back now. Ds (15 months) has had sloppy poo the last few days but not the runs as such I hope the children don't get it but it's probably inevitable.

LRWG Mon 26-Feb-07 08:50:34

Rice with some lime just squeezed on helps, not sure why, but it does.

nearlyfourbob Mon 26-Feb-07 08:51:47

Immodium just slows the bowel and it does sound as if your bowel could benefit from a little slowing.

MrsBadger Mon 26-Feb-07 08:54:04

Nothing will stop it, you have to let it run its course I'm afraid.
Keep hydrated - Diarolyte is good if you have it in the house, but if not then Lucozade Sport, flat coke, full-sugar squash etc - anything watery with sugar in it.
Don't eat anything till 12h after the final poo explosion and start with dry biscuits or toast and honey or something (the classic is BRAT - banana, apple, rice or toast).

Meanwhile stay near the loo and you have our sympathy!

FrannyandZooey Mon 26-Feb-07 08:55:56

Sympathy for you. This thread title fair makes the eyes water btw

tortoiseSHELL Mon 26-Feb-07 08:56:00

Immodium is by far the best thing to stop diarrhoea!

You poor thing, sounds dreadful. Remember to drink lots of fluids - something like lemonade may be better than water (the sugar helps rehydrate you!). Hope yuo're better soon.

nonewnames Mon 26-Feb-07 08:56:02

arrowroot-mix a little with some water and take that. it 'binds your bowels' apparently!

ledodgyDave Mon 26-Feb-07 08:57:20

Thank you everyone. I'd try the arrowroot but don't have any handy Thanks anyway.

colditz Mon 26-Feb-07 09:05:16

Apple juice mixed half and half with water is good.

Put a pad on. then tyyou will stop worrying about your floors.

ledodgyDave Mon 26-Feb-07 12:02:12

Oh ffs dd couldn't go to mil's as she's writhing on the couch with tummy pain now. This is the sixth week when one of the children or me or all of us has been ill I want to scream!

suedonim Mon 26-Feb-07 14:07:29

My GP said the latest advice re D&V bugs is that you can eat if you feel up to it. Also, it's ok to take immodium, the body doesn't need to 'flush out' the bug as they used to think.

Dioralyte is good to stop you feeling too wobbly. You can make your own Oral Rehydration Therapy from one level teaspoon of salt and eight level teaspoons of sugar dissolved in one litre of water. Grated apple is supposed to be good as well. Grating releases the pectin which then helps to gum up your innards! Hope you feel better soon.

ledodgyDave Mon 26-Feb-07 14:21:51

TY I haven't had anymore D since this morning but have had some rice to eat. I'm still getting crampy but poor dd is alot worse. She's literally been doubled up in pain she hasn't had any D or V as yet. She's asleep now she also has a temp that doens't seem to be going down with paracetemol or ibruprofen.

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