Recently had an influx of people with gastroenteritis complaints, so this week I through I would share some handy trips on how to handle Gastroenteritis if you come down with it.
Gastroenteritis is an infection of the digestive system, which is caused by either a virus or bacterial infection. Common causes include not washing hand after using the toilet, coming into contract with someone who has the virus or from contaminated water. Symptoms can be mild or extreme. The complaints of Gastroenteritis include:
Vomiting and or Diarrhoea
no apetite or very little
Children can become dehydrated every quickly so its extremely important to make sure that hydration is maintained with Electrolytes and to consult a health care practitioner or go to emergency if you have any concerns.
Ways to help your child or yourself overcome the tummy bug effectively.
Coconut water : Is high in natural electrolytes, If the child does not like the coconut water on it own can be added to juice, smoothies instead of milk.
If they want it only give very plain food that does not irritate or some fresh fruit as the stomach is healing and needs that time to recover.
Probiotics : A good times to fill the tummy with some good bacteria.
Avoid Dairy as it is in inflammatory food and will inflame the digestion symptom even more, making the symptoms much worse.
Homeopathy: Used to reduce the complaints of diarrhoea and vomiting, as well as bringing vitality back into the body. Remember to always match the frequency of dosing with the intensity of the complaints.
preparations like :
Arsensicum : should be the first thing on your mind as soon as the nausea starts and the feeling of un wellness. This symptom picture cant stand the site or smell of food, vomits as soon as the food enters the stomach, cane have both vomiting or/and diarrhoea. Normally for milder form.
Verb album : lots of vomiting and can also have lots of dairrhoea. Cold sweats, collapse like state, sweating but felling cold to touch, cramping and cutting pains.
Carbo veg: complete collapse, cold seats, chills, vomiting and diarrhoea, follows Arsenicum well for revitalising the body and getting you back on your feet. Better for fresh air and fanning.
Match the symptoms with the remedy to get the best effect or see your local homeopath to get an accurate prescription.
Make are you get plenty of rest, stay away from others in the community and keep hydrated.
If you require additional advice on overcoming gastroenteritis please contact me at Sarah@myhomeopathiclife.com to arrange an acute consult.
Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.