How to Stop Stomach Pain After Eating Spoiled Sour Cream

Sour cream is commonly used in many different types of dishes to add a creamy texture and a sour taste to recipes. Because sour cream is a dairy product, it must be used when it is still fresh. You may upset your stomach if you eat spoiled sour cream. Should you accidentally consume spoiled sour cream, you should follow certain treatments to help alleviate stomach discomfort.

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Step 1

Sip water and drink clear fluids. Drinking fluids at a slow pace will help the body remove the spoiled sour cream from your system. Do not drink too much fluid or you may increase your discomfort.

Step 2

Take over-the-counter (OTC) antacids to ease stomach pain. These medications neutralize acids that may form as the stomach reacts to spoiled sour cream. Take as directed.

Step 3

Wait about six hours to eat small portions of food. Begin consuming small portions of rice, applesauce or crackers as your stomach settles.

Step 4

Avoid dairy products, high-fat foods, caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. These products may worsen your symptoms.

Step 5

Consider taking OTC medications that block stomach acid formation. Contact your doctor immediately if symptoms worsen.


Seek immediate medical treatment if you have bloody vomit, stools, pain that you cannot tolerate or an abdomen that is hard to the touch.

Is This an Emergency?

If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
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