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A 30-year-old male asked:

i have the gastro flu and need a script for medication?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A 53-year-old male asked:

Safe medicines for gastroentrities?

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Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Depends on the age or if there are any other medical conditions present including the use of other medication. Children most doctors don't prescribe medication and let the illness run its course for risk of causing decrease intestinal movement( ileus ) and causing a toxic colon. In adults with no other medication or no illnesses there are multiple otc medication to take including Imodium (loperamide) or pepto.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dr. Ballestas is correct. If there is blood or mucus in the stool then go to your doctor for a stool culture and parasite test. Rarely antibiotics may be used if the stool culture shows certain kinds of bacteria or parasites. Probiotics such as are found in good quality yogurt can be helpful for gastroenteritis. Probiotics can also be purchased in pill or powder form.
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Do you have a good referral recomendation for a gastro doctor?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between an internist doctor and a gastro-enterologist?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Difference: An internal medicine specialist can evaluate many aspects of a person's conditions such as heart, lungs, blood pressure, kidneys, etc. A gastroenterologist will have internal medicine training and additional specialty training in intestinal and liver disorders and perform endoscopy procedures too.
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What causes erosive gastro duodenitis?

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Acid: Stomach acid or possibly an infectious ulcer.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Wat are the symptoms of gastro realy?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Gastroenteritis normally presents with vomiting and diarrhea. Or either alone. You usually have some abdominal discomfort, and may have a fever.

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