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Otherwise) healthy 72 year old woman, dealing with a week-long bout of stomach bug/flu (vomiting, no diarrhea). No food since Tuesday 12/26, only Gatorade and chicken broth. I don't think I am dehydrated. Is it ok to go this long without food?

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

Since 12/26 the day after Christmas. Vomiting once or twice a day.

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago

So long has you stay hydrated with the Gatorade and get some nutrition from the chicken broth you should be OK

But I suggest you try to take in some Boost or Ensure and maybe some toast to give you some more calories until this runs its course

Please let me know if you need any more information

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