(Closed) Sick and Home Alone. Quick Advice, Please.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Small sips of water. If you can get someone to bring you gatorade even better. Small sips of that. It has electrolytes, so it helps with the dehydration.

Post # 4
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

So sorry!!!  Sip gatorade, ginger ale, or water very slowly throughout the day. Don’t drink too much all at once. If even that doesn’t work, suck on an ice cube.

I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Small sips of ROOM TEMPERATURE liquid, gatorade or something with electrolytes is best, but water will do if you don’t have it.

Cold liquids are hard on the stomach.

Flat ginger ale (make sure it is made with real ginger) can help calm the stomach as well.

When will your Fiance be home?

Take care of yourself!

Post # 6
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Small little sips of water or gatorade.  Don’t try to take big drinks.

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 7
46371 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The key is not trying to take fluids too soon after vomiting. If you drink too soon, you will vomit and not only lose the fluids you just drank, but also stomach fluids, so you are actually worse off than if you never had anything to drink at all.

Wait one full hour after vomiting before you try to drink anything.

There is lots of home treatment info here:



including this recipe to make a rehydration drink at home:

Rehydration drinks don’t make diarrhea or vomiting go away faster, but they can prevent serious dehydration from developing.

You can make an inexpensive rehydration drink at home. But do not give this homemade drink to children younger than 12.

Measure all ingredients precisely. Small variations can make the drink less effective or even harmful. Mix the following:

  • 950 mL (1 quart) water
  • 2.5 g (½ teaspoon) baking soda
  • 2.5 g (½ teaspoon) table salt
  • 1.25 g (¼ teaspoon) salt substitute (potassium-based), such as Lite Salt or Morton Salt Substitute
  • 30 g (2 tablespoons) sugar

Post # 8
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ok, this might sound strange but do you have any canned fruit at home?

If you do; try to drink the syrup that the fruit is in.

ONE teaspoon at the time.

Give it at least 3 minutes between each spoonful.

Post # 9
7694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@aliavenue:  Do you have regular old Coca Cola?

Beloved pediatrician gave me this recipe for PEDIALYTE:


28 ounces of water (3 and 1/2 cups)

4 ounces of Classic Coke (Regular old recipe!) (1/2 cup)

2 Tablespoons of sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

pinch Baking SODA

Mix all ingredients

Post # 11
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, this isn’t about dehydration, but have you Fiance pick you up some candied ginger (real ginger, not ginger-flavored candy). Ginger is the best for upset stomachs.

Post # 12
7694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@aliavenue:  I also remember getting a prescription for my babies one time for just coke syrup.  (No carbonated water added) for N/V.

Post # 13
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

No water!

My husband had to be hospitalized due to drinking water while sick on a stomach bug. His electrolytes got out of balance and his blood sugar crashed. The MD said to slowly sip a shot glass of gatorade or something with electrolytes/ sugar.

Post # 15
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everyone has already given such great advice, so all I can say is I hope you start feeling better soon!

Post # 16
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@aliavenue:  Electrolytes are basically salt and potassium (there’s more, but those will do).  Try to sip on something other than water, or water with a bit of salt mixed in.  It will help until your Fiance can get home.

I’m sorry… being sick is so miserable… 🙁

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