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Health Tip: When a Stomach Bug Hits

Soothe an unsettled tummy at home

(HealthDay News) -- When you or your child is taken down by a stomach bug, waiting for symptoms to subside can be miserable.

The Cleveland Clinic suggests these tips for easing discomfort:

  • Drink clear liquids. Cold is better to ease nausea. Gradually increase amounts, and drink slowly.
  • Once vomiting subsides, nibble on foods that are light and bland, such as dry toast or plain crackers. Don't eat anything greasy, fried or sweet.
  • Eat very small meals more frequently, and eat slowly. Don't combine hot and cold foods.
  • After you eat, don't brush your teeth immediately. Move as little as possible.


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