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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
59 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
22 years experience Pediatrics
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
36 years experience Gastroenterology
GASTROENTERITIS: Low residue diet and try peptobismol for 1-2 days, if still not better consider seeing a ge doctor.
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
Gastroenteritis: Most likely, this is a viral gastroenteritis, a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The treatment is BRAT diet- no milk products, bananas, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Symptomatic: Hydration and symptom control with drugs that treat nausea and/or diarrhea.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Bifidobacter: A study done on 75 people in istanbul compared sacromyces boulardii and bifidobacter against nothing in children who got rotavirus. Both sacro b and b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Yes: You should wash your hands, not share food, or silverware and wait till after the gastroenteritis is gone before kissing.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Till GE is gone: Wait till the gastroenteritis is completely resolved and continue to wash your hands and take precautions such as not sharing food or food utensils.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Immunodeficiency: If you have had infections which resolved spontaneously it would be very improbable that they are due to some defect in immune function. Generally the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
No: Doesn't sound concerning, if they are common viral infections that resolve on their own. The average person gets an illness every 6 to 8 weeks ... at ... Read More

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