Tummy bugs will inevitably hit every household at one stage or another. They are also quite contagious so everyone seems to suffer once it has come into the household.
Always important to monitor symptoms carefully. Keeping hydrated when you are losing fluids through vomiting or diarrhea is essential. Electrolyte drinks can have a high sugar content so another alternative is coconut water which also contains potassium, sodium and manganese. .
Some of the most commonly used remedies are listed below. Consult your homeopath if you need help in deciding the most suitable remedy.
This is the first go to remedy when it comes to food poisoning or diarrhea
There is weakness, especially after diarrhea
Lots of anxiety and restlessness
Patient feels chilly and possibly nauseas
Vomiting & diarrhea at the same time
Thirsty for small sips
Stool may be burning/acidic
Abdomen feels heavy and full
Lots of gas, gurgling and cutting pains
Better for cold applications
There may be mucus in stool
Vomiting of undigested food
No relief from belching
Worse from eating fruit
Promotes recovery after fluid loss
Severe nausea which is not better from vomiting
Nausea may come on in waves
May feel faint after vomiting
Patient may be anxious and also irritable
Chill with a fever
Lots of retching
Pains are cramping
Wants to but cannot vomit
Vomiting 15-20 minutes after drinking even a small amount
May have a fever with an appetite
Stool can be green with mucus
Better from having cold drinks
Painless diarrhea with gushing stool
May shoot out
Stool may be yellow
They suffer great weakness after diarrhea
As with all prescribing use the minimum dose and wait for improvement.
If you need the above remedies or want to know more on how homeopathy can help treat your family contact me for more details.