ima_omi (ima_omi) wrote in naturalfamily,

toddler tummy virus

My almost three-year-old son has some sort of stomach virus and has been vomiting steadily since the afternoon.  At this point he's mostly empty, but my attempt to administer ginger ale with a little GSE (which I understand to be useful for nausea and vomiting) was unsuccessful.  (He threw it up.)  He hasn't kept anything down for several hours, not even water.  He's asleep now and I'm downstairs trying to grab a quick dinner and hoping that the worst of it is over.

I have a two questions.

Is there anything I can do for his dry heaves?  He's really miserable.

I'm 19 weeks pregnant, so as I understand it, GSE is not safe for me to use.  Is there anything at all that I can use safely during pregnancy in the hopes of protecting myself from getting what he has?  Obviously it's not a tragedy if I get it, but if it's all the same, I'd rather not!!


Edited to add:  GSE is grapefruit seed extract, in case you're wondering.
Tags: natural remedies, pregnancy, toddlers
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