Serious meaning I puked 23 times within 8 hours (from 4 pm to midnight) and shat over 10 times, 3 of which at least were mostly pure water. I am very dehydrated and any attempts to drink anything at all before around 2 AM (it's 6:30 AM here atm). I'm sipping tea one spoonful every 15 minutes because our shops are closed and we didn't have anything else really. But what should I ask my dad to buy when they open to make my life less miserable?
EDIT: My mom's a doctor and the weather outside is terrible for any travel, so I'm not seeing my local doctor. Also would like to ask what Gatorade/Pedialyte's effective ingredients are, as I'm not sure they sell it in our country (Slovakia, Middle Europe)
Note: Repost from AskReddit.
Doing a Google search showed Gatorade, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Tea (often with ginger or peppermint) and plain water as a common remedy, and lots of controversy around milk. However I'm not sure whether these are meant as precautions or remedies. Also, Coke or Pepsi is what I grew up with, but it wasn't suggested on the internets. Any advice appreciated.
Gatorade is meant more for dehydration due to losses from sweat. Dehydration due to diarrhea/vomiting causes a slightly different imbalance. They have special oral rehydration salt solutions that are sometimes sold premixed or in packets that you add to water. One of the most common ones are made by World Health Organization (WHO-ORS). I learned on one of my med school rotations that you can make a similar solution to these by adding one-half teaspoon of salt, one-half teaspoon of baking soda, and four tablespoons of sugar to one liter of water.
Now when it all comes down to it, just getting any fluid in is better than nothing. If you are able to tolerate it, a tablespoon of water every five to six minutes is roughly equivalent to receiving 150ml/hr which is a common maintenance drip for people on IV fluids in the hospital.
Hope you get better soon!