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A 24-year-old female asked:

im in jamaica right now on my honeymoon and im experiencing severe stomach pain and nausea. no throwing up just diarrhea. should i seek medical help?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
YES: Yes, ask your hotel if they have a doctor on site, otherwise have them direct you to closest clinic. Keep hydrated, follow BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). You might have food poisoning "traveler's diarrhea". If you experience fevers it's even more urgent to seek medical attention.
Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Diarrhea: You could have traveler's diarrhea - this is a generic term for what is likely a gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Usually this is self limiting but could need antibiotic treatment. If you are at a resort, ask the front desk. They often have access to a medical staff.
Dr. Alan Kelly
Dr. Alan Kelly commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pepto-bismol can help until you get a medical work-up
Aug 29, 2014

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