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my boyfriend has been vomiting since 10 am this morning, he

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my boyfriend has been vomiting since 10 am this morning, he has not eaten anything since last night, there is no diarrhea, however he has the chills and then feels temperature, when he drinks water he throws it back up again, he is 25 and in perfect health. Could this be food posioning....should i take him to a clinic, he has thrown up 6 times since 10 this morning..about every 30-45 minutes.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

I am sorry he is sick.
What did he eat yesterday?
Did he eat something different from you?
Is he having any dizziness?
Are his lips dry and cracked?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

i made him chicken tacos which i did not eat at around 6 pm...., he does not feel dizzy,his lips are fine...he had a few drinks last night, but nothing that would make him feel like he is...when he throws up nothing but water at this point, he keeps saying "kill me now"...:(

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Oh, poor guy. It is so miserable.

Most likely he has a viral stomach "flu"

You can take him to a clinic if he cannot stop vomiting. What they will do is give him something for nausea and vomiting (an injection of compazine or tigan) and a prescription for nausea to take at home if it recurs.

You don't need to take him though unless he shows signs of dehydration (not urinating, dizziness, dry cracked lips) or if he is very lethargic, has blood in his vomit, develops bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain.

At home, you want to give him very small amounts of liquids (cold water or clear carbonated beverages, broth or gatorade). Only give him a tablespoon at a time. If he is able to keep it down for 15 minutes, then give him another tablespoon.

Once he is keeping it down for an hour, you can slowly increase the amount.
When he stops vomiting, start giving him soup, crackers, starchy foods like rice or plain pasta, cereals, boiled vegetables.

I hope he feels better soon. I really feel for him.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions and I will be happy to discuss further,

Dr Abby

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