What do you do for stomach bug?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-18-2013
What do you do for stomach bug?
Sun, 09-15-2013 - 10:57am

What do you do for a stomach bug-wait it out or treat it with something?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 09-17-2013 - 11:51am

I start off with a really good probiotic if I am not already on one, then make sure to drink lots of water and fluids to stay hydrated as well as flush it out, and if diarrhea is in there also, lots of foods from the BRAT diet, bananas, rice, and toast. 

Here is a great recipe for an all natural electrolyte drink, or you can go with a gatorade...

Homemade “Electrolade”

1 quart filtered water

2 tablespoons unpasteurized or raw honey *

big pinch of unrefined sea salt

¼ cup juice from fresh, organic lemons

Mix 4 ingredients with a wooden spoon and chill; Kierstead prefers glass pitchers whenever possible, to avoid chemicals leaching from plastic jugs. You can also pour into popsicle molds and freeze.