Dr Oz: What Would A Nurse Do For Vomiting? + Dehydration Test

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Dr Oz: What Would A Nurse Do?

Dr Oz wanted to find the answer to the question: “what would a nurse do?” He was going to share different scenarios and then ask a nurse for advice, to find out the best way to handle certain situations. Say you’re laying in bed with your loved one, when all of the sudden they get up and run to the bathroom, throwing up. What would a nurse do? One nurse described it as a puzzle, saying you have to ask the right questions in order to piece it together.

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Dr Oz: What To Do For Vomiting

Dr Oz: What Would A Nurse Do For Vomiting? + Dehydration Test

Dr Oz shared a common scenario and then asked the question “what would a nurse do?” (breatheindigital / Flickr)

If someone you love is experiencing vomiting, ask them to hop on one foot. If that causes pain, it could be a sign of something in their abdomen such as a burst appendix. A nurse would also ask them if they could be pregnant, if they’ve eaten in the last few hours, and check to see if they have a low-grade fever. If your love one did just vomit, something you could do for them is to have them drink one tablespoon of colorless soda that is a bit flat, every 10 minutes. If it doesn’t get any better after 24 hours, take them to the doctor.

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Dr Oz: How To Test For Dehydration

Dr Oz then talked to Jamie, a nurse who explained that vomiting can become dangerous because the person can become dehydrated. She suggested doing a test called “capillary refills.” She pressed down on her nail bed for three seconds and then released. If it takes longer than a few seconds for the color to come back, you could likely be dehydrated. If you’re dehydrated, slowly reintroduce liquids. Another great tip for an upset stomach is to eat ginger candy to help soothe the nausea.

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