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My wife is on the Keto Diet which if you are unfamiliar with

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My wife is on the Keto Diet which if you are unfamiliar with is high fat no carb or sugar intake. So they sometimes have you ingest higher portions of salt at times to keep your electrolytes in balance. Tonight she had an electrolyte water and added salt to it. Now she has a horrible stomach ache and vomited twice. What should she do? Thanks You thanks you
JA: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: Did you read my last message?
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
Please provide some additional information.

What is her age?

Is she able to keep liquids down?





Has she taken any medicines?


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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She drank water but puked
Yes on Nausea
No Fever
No medicine
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.

As per your description,you can give her OTC Emetrol and Zantac.

Also she should try small sips of gatorade.

Give her OTC Advil and Gas X.

If her symptoms'll not show any improvement the she needs to discontinue keto diet.

And her blood pressure and blood sugar should be checked as low blood pressure and hypoglycemia can be associated with it.

In case of severe pain,visit ER.

And see her to your family doctor.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She is still vomiting and now diarrhea too. Do you think it could be food poisoning? She took the salt because she didn't feel good, said she felt "flu like". Or could it be something else?
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and and inconvenience.

Yes,it sounds gastroenteritis.

She should start OTC Emetrol.

If she is unable to keep liquids down then visit ER and anti-emetic injections can be given and IV fluid to prevent dehydration.

Her blood sugar and blood pressure should be monitored.

Hope this helps.

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