Welty Student Health Center
Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea with Dehydration
What to know…what to do:
• Many causes for gastro-intestinal disorders, virus, bacteria, toxins.
• Dehydration may develop after multiple episodes of vomiting or diarrhea.
Dehydration may cause electrolyte imbalance.
• Do not eat solid foods until vomiting or diarrhea is resolved. Increase your
fluid intake with electrolyte beverages, “flat” ginger ale or lemon-lime
soda, or ice chips. Introduce solids food slowly using the BRAT diet!
o A=Apple sauce
• Over the counter medication to decrease gastric motility may decrease
the number of diarrhea stools. Imodium or Pepto-Bismol may be
recommended by your medical practitioner.
• Anti-nausea medication may be prescribed to minimize nausea &
• Avoid alcohol , caffeine, milk and dairy products until condition is resolved
• Wash your hands and cover your cough to reduce the spread of the virus!
Visit the Welty Health Center if…
• Diarrhea or vomiting persists more than 48 hours
• Mucus, blood, or worms appear in stool or vomit.
• Fever of over 101 degrees or higher
• Develop dry mouth, wrinkled skin, excess thirst, or little or no urination.