Patient Comments: Stomach Flu Remedies - Foods That Soothe


What foods and drinks have you found soothing when you have the stomach flu? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Firebird, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I'm very partial to a good ginger beer or ginger ale when I have the stomach flu. Candied ginger, chewed very slowly and chased with water, has also helped me keep from vomiting. The diarrhea I let run its course to flush out my system. I have read that ginger has a chemical that inhibits the vomit center in the brain. Used carefully [when one has a bad tummy], I have found it to be preferable to hours bent over or near a toilet.

Comment from: Alarik23, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

My favorite, usually after I've drunk plenty of water, that helped soothe the nausea from stomach flu after nearly 18 hours of throwing up (starting with very small sips with more water if necessary) is aloe water. I then followed that up by a fairly thinned cream of wheat, made without dairy. I also add a little honey to help with healing and add a little sweetness. The sugars in the aloe water helped soothe my rumbling tummy when technically I had an intense loss of appetite and finally it stopped nausea completely. That is when water wasn't seeming to work anymore, as in I'd burp the water, then it sometimes came all the way up and out and I couldn't stop it. Also if you are severely low on electrolytes coconut water helps too.

Comment from: Ashlyn1024, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

Stomach flu is the worst thing I’ve ever had. It went strong for about 6 hours and then lightened up but I was still miserable. I had some dry toast and a few sips of Sprite along with water. Helped tremendously to settle my stomach.


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