Instructions for Diarrhea and Vomiting Adults, Children, and Infants
Instructions for Diarrhea Adults and Children
Clear liquids until no diarrhea for 24 hours: Water, any flavor of Jell-O, Gatorade, Popsicles, Kool-Aid, flat 7-Up, Ginger Ale, or weak tea.  If no diarrhea for 24 hours, may give full liquids: Anything in #1 plus: Juices (any kind), broths, puddings.  If no diarrhea for 12 hours, may give bland food: Anything in #1 and #2, plus: oatmeal, toast with jelly, cereal, soft boiled or poached eggs, boiled chicken, and fruit (without skin).  If no diarrhea for 6 hours, may give regular diet.
Instructions for Vomiting Adults and Children
Nothing by mouth until no vomiting for 6 hours.  After 6 hours may have sips of clear liquids: Water, any flavor of Jell-O, Gatorade, Popsicles, Kool-Aid, flat 7-Up, Ginger Ale, or weak tea.  If able to hold down sips of clear liquids for 2-3 hours, may increase amounts slowly over the next few hours.  If able to hold down larger amounts for the next 2-3 hours, may advance to full liquids: Anything in #2, plus: Juices (any kind), broths, puddings.  If able to hold down full liquids for 6 hours, may advance to bland diet: Anything in #2 and #4 plus: oatmeal, toast with jelly, cereal, soft boiled or poached eggs, boiled chicken, and fruit (without skin).  If able to hold down bland diet for 6-8 hours, may slowly advance to full diet.
Instructions for Diarrhea Infants
DO NOT GIVE ANY FORMULA! Give clear liquids until no diarrhea for 24 hours: Water, any flavor of Pedialyte, any flavor of Jell-O, Gatorade, Popsicles, Kool-Aid, flat 7-Up, Ginger Ale, or weak tea.  If no diarrhea for 24 hours, start to advance diet slowly: Mix 1oz of formula with 7oz of water per bottle. Give for 24 hours.  If no diarrhea for 24 hours, increase amount of formula and decrease amount of water by 1oz each day until formula is at full strength.  If diarrhea recurs, start with step 1. If diarrhea persists over 48 hours call the doctor.
Instructions for Vomiting Infants
Nothing by mouth until no vomiting for 6 hours.  After 6 hours, may have sips of clear liquids: Water, any flavor of Pedialyte, any flavor of Jell-O, Gatorade, Popsicles, Kool-Aid, flat 7-Up, Ginger Ale, or weak tea.  If able to hold down sips of clear liquids for 2 hours, gradually increase the amounts for the rest of the day.  If holding fluids down well, may begin formula again at 1/4 strength (2oz formula + 6 oz water). Increase formula and decrease water in bottle by 2oz each day until formula is at full strength.  If vomiting recurs or persists over 48 hours, call the doctor.
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