Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hepatitis from Alcohol Vomiting

Home care measures for vomiting in adults with alcoholic hepatitis include:

  • Start with small sips of clear liquids to allow the intestinal tract to rest. Use 1 to 3 tablespoons every 1 to 5 minutes. Gradually increase oral intake as tolerated.
  • Clear liquids include anything you can see through, such as:
    • Dilute fruit juice
    • Dilute tea
    • Gatorade
    • Liquid Jell-O
    • Water
  • If nausea or vomiting continues, consider taking a nonprescription medicine, such as:
  • Slowly advance the diet with small, frequent meals. Begin by snacking on starchy or bland foods such as crackers. Gradually work up to other foods.
    • Avoid fatty foods and stomach irritants, such as citrus juices, alcohol, and coffee.
  • Take any prescribed nausea medications as directed.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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