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My 16 year old daughter has been vomiting for about 11 hours.

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My 16 year old daughter has been vomiting for about 11 hours. How can I stop it?

I am sorry about your daughter's persistent vomiting. You may try following;

1) PeptoBismol
2) Dramamine / Dramamine less drowsy.
3) Sips of Pidalyte / Gatorade.

The primary aim is prevention of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. If the loss of fluids is too much in vomiting or you are unable to replace enough liquids; she may need intravenous fluids. In that case you may need to got to ER. Signs of dehydration are pulse more than 100 per minutes, feeling thirsty, dry tongue etc.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have tried peptones bismol, mint tea sprite, warm ginger tea. She is not able to keep anything down and is extremely thirsty. The reason I'm hesitant to rush to the hospital is because the nearest one is 100 miles away.

I can understand the issue about the distance.

Inability to keep anything down and feeling thirsty are the signs for need of;

1) Injectable anti vomiting medication.
2) Intravenous fluids (saline drip).

You may give Dramamine (available without prescription) and wait for half an hour. If this is not helpful, seeking a medical help is necessary, I am afraid.

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun