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I have nausea and vomiting.

In between bouts of vomiting try small sips of cool flat coke, 7-up, ginger ale, gatorade or popsicles. No diet drinks! Drinking plain water can sometimes make the vomiting and nausea worse. Once you are able to eat again, start with small amounts of dry foods such as crackers and toast, then slowly add soft foods such as jello, pudding, rice, baked potato and white chicken meat. Remember to eat and drink small amounts. Avoid alcohol, coffee, and spicy foods for at least 48 hours. Call Student Health Services for a temperature over 101ºF unrelieved by Advil or Tylenol; for vomiting lasting more than 24 hours, an inability to keep any food or liquids in the stomach, extreme dizziness or lightheadedness, increased abdominal pain, or blood in the vomit.