Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pharyngitis Viral Vomiting in Adults

Home care measures for vomiting in adults with viral pharyngitis 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: Jul 15, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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