Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalopathy or ME/CFS, is an autoimmune illness characterized by profound and prolonged exhaustion that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other illnesses or conditions. People who have chronic fatigue syndrome report flu-like symptoms that do not go away in a few days or even a few weeks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that four million Americans have ME/CFS. However, because it is such a complicated illness, only about 20 percent of them have been diagnosed. Symptoms Although the primary symptom of ME/CFS is extreme fatigue, the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group identified eight additional primary symptoms: Loss of memory or concentration Sore throat Painful and mildly enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits Unexplained muscle soreness Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness Headache of a new type, pattern or severity Sleep disturbance Extreme e...
Emesis; Vomiting; Stomach upset; Upset stomach
It is important to stay hydrated. Try frequent, small amounts of clear liquids, such as electrolyte solutions. Other clear liquids -- such as water, ginger ale, or fruit juices -- also work unless the vomiting is severe or it is a baby who is vomiting.
For breast-fed babies, breast milk is usually best. Formula-fed babies usually need clear liquids.
Don't drink too much at one time. Stretching the stomach can make nausea and vomiting worse. Avoid solid foods until there has been no vomiting for six hours, and then work slowly back to a normal diet.
An over-the-counter bismuth stomach remedy like Pepto-Bismol is effective for upset stomach, nausea, indigestion, and diarrhea. Because it contains aspirin-like salicylates, it should NOT be used in children or teenagers who might have (or recently had) chickenpox or the flu.
Most vomiting comes from mild viral or food-related illnes...
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