I live with my boyfriend and he's got the stomach flu. He really hates throwing up and gets really worked up about it- he tries to hold it in which makes it even more unpleasant for him. He needs me to be right there with him when it happens, which is fine but I hate seeing him upset and uncomfortable. He's a super athletic tough guy and usually looks after me but he has a really hard time being sick.
Can anybody recommend some other ways to comfort him while it's actually happening? I know it's not going to be fun but I feel useless just telling him it's going to be okay and to let it out.
Most Helpful Guy
Go out and get him some Ginger Ale. It helped me when i had the stomach flu. Ginger is very good at helping upset stomachs0
Most Helpful Girl
Make ho ginger tea. This best-remedies-stomach-flu
Tell him to drink a lot of water.
I think I had something similar before, so I couldn't take in any food or else I would throw up. So, if he is the sameway, tell him to not drink it fast.
Take small sips and maybe wait a few seconds before taking another sip?
I find it really comforting when someone holds my forehead and the back of my head while I throw up. Lol. I feel bad for them but it is really comforting. Specially since I feel like my energy is being drained.
This site has some really helpful tips..
And maybe this one too: www.m.webmd.com/.../the-truth-about-stomach-flu
I avoid caffeine by the way.0