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What to eat after tummy bug? Warning not nice and possibly TMI

(11 Posts)
Flower3545 Fri 03-Jul-09 08:21:39

I woke up yesterday with griping tummy ache and awful diarrhea, I was ill all day and ate very little although I drank plenty of water.

Just after I lay down to try and sleep I felt nauseous and only just made it to the bathroom where I was violently sick.

I then slept well and have woken feeling a lot better but still feeling queasy and I'm starving.

Whats the best thing to eat that won't have me heaving again?

weegiemum Fri 03-Jul-09 08:23:27

Something dry - crackers? toast (with no butter)? Just a slice of bread?

No milk/dairy for a few days though - it can make you a lot worse!

flamingobingo Fri 03-Jul-09 08:24:03

Non-dairy stuff - marmite on toast kind of thing.

If you grate apple and let it go brown, that's really, really good for a recovering tummy.

And just go with what your body's telling you - take it easy.

3littlefrogs Fri 03-Jul-09 08:25:11

Personally I would stick with clear fluids for 24 hours, but if you are really starving, go for dry toast/crackers or plain rice. Don't be surprised if it comes back up again though!

I think our insides need a rest after a tummy upset.

Flower3545 Fri 03-Jul-09 08:26:11

Thanks weegie, stuck some toast in toaster, can't say I fancy it without butter mind yousad

Flower3545 Fri 03-Jul-09 08:27:24

I've never heard that before flamingo, any idea why its good for your tummy?

weegiemum Fri 03-Jul-09 08:32:05

Hope you feel better soon.

stoppinattwo Fri 03-Jul-09 10:20:46

oooh this as really useful. poor dd has d & v all eveing , overnight but "touches wood" she is ok this morning but is absolutely starving!!!!!...dry crackers or rice cakes might just do the trick smile

stoppinattwo Fri 03-Jul-09 10:21:13

hope your feeling better soon flowers smile

bleh Fri 03-Jul-09 10:30:24

I've just had the same thing, and started with plain pasta (with some salt), flat coca cola and lots of water. You need to replace the salts and sugars that you have lost, so if you could get someone to go to the pharmacy you can get sachets of powder which have the correct doses of these. It will help with the re-hydration.
It's been five days now, and I am eating normal food again and feeling fine, so hang in there!

saintmaybe Fri 03-Jul-09 10:31:53

I like to eat boiled potatoes, carrots and peas after I've been ill, but I'm aware that's weird.
Get well soon

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