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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Clear liquid diet: It is imortant to keep the infant hydrated and prevent dehydration if he is vomiting. Therefore clear liquid diet is preferred. If the mother is breas... Read More
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available. Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (o... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
GASTROENTERITIS: Low residue diet and try peptobismol for 1-2 days, if still not better consider seeing a ge doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Counter pressure?: Not really! OTC Imodium (loperamide) for diarrrhea and folloe a clear fluid diet for 48 hours as follows: NO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS Force fluids: 8-... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
PPI's take: to long to be effective. Try taking OTC H-2 Blocker (eg PEPCID (famotidine) AC) plus a liquid antacid but AVOID MAGNESIUM (eg Maalox) this may cause d... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fluid: Stay well hydrated, control nausea and get some bed rest until symptoms have improved. This seldom lasts more than a day or two, and if it stays long... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The tests for Gastroenteritis include:: Basic metabolic panel, Complete blood count, Kidney function tests, Stool culture, Stool ova and parasite exam.

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