How to ease stomach cramps caused by gastroenteritis or stomach virus

Written by jerry garner
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Stomach cramps caused by gastroenteritis are mostly due to a contaminated food or water. This is known to be highly contagious, so avoid sharing food, utensils, or towels with someone having this condition. Here are some ways on how to ease up your cramps from gastroenteritis.

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  1. 1

    Rub on some soothing restorative creams like menthol balms and oil to ease the pain.

  2. 2

    Take some medications for the pain, such as Excedrin and Tylenol.

  3. 3

    If this is accompanied with mild diarrhoea, try to allow bowel discharge with in the first few minutes. This may help in getting the virus out of your system and relieve you from your pain. Be sure to drink a lot of liquid to replenish the amount of water loss.

  4. 4

    If diarrhoea persist, take some anti-diarrhoea medications to alleviate your condition.

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    Relax and get plenty of rest.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid eating too much fatty or greasy foods.
  • Add some yoghurt on your diet. This will enhance proper digestion.
  • Increase fluid intake and try to avoid alcohol or carbonated drinks.
  • Contact your doctor if the following symptoms are present: unbearable sharp pain, very high fever with nonstop vomiting, blood present in the vomit or stool or if any symptoms last longer than 24 hours

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