A member asked:

Good evening. my husband had diarrhoea and nausea the whole day. when i got home, he had a temperature of 38c around 5pm. i checked his temperature at 8pm and it is 39,2c. i am worried. what should i do?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Gastroenteritis: Fever, nausea, diarrhea x ~24 hrs. Most likely “stomach virus” (Norovirus most common) but could be any one of many bacterial or viral infections. Important to keep hydrated (room temperature Pedialyte, Gatorade, Powerade, etc). Should go away 24-48 hrs. If not, need to see a doctor

Answered 2/8/2021


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Symptoms: This is likely a viral gastroenteritis but COVID 19 is also a possibility. COVID 19 sx’s: dry cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, nasal congestion, sneezing, fever, headache, sore throat, feeling tired, loss of sense of taste/smell, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills & muscle aches. Consider medical assessment and testing.

Answered 2/9/2021



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